Synthesis and Characterisation of Dual Functional Nanoparticles for Probing the Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in Cellular Function

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Chemistry


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Description This work focused the preparation of nanoparticles containing molecules such as photosensitisers and molecular probes. These nanoparticles can be used as both probes of their local environment, and also to cause perturbations to this environment, along cause and effect to be investigated.
Exploitation Route The routes to preparing the nanoparticles and the general techniques for the covalent coupling of molecular species to the interior or exterior, and of physical entrapment within these nanoparticles has been demonstrated, as has the effects of these upon the photophysical properties of the species. These may have applications beyond the original proposal
Sectors Chemicals


Security and Diplomacy

Description The PhD student carrying out the work, Dr Rosser, became closely involved with Outreach activities.
First Year Of Impact 2014