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Magnetofluorescent Nanocomposite Comprised Of Carboxymethyl Dextran Coated Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles And β-Diketon Coordinated Europium Complexes

Daewon Han, Seung-Yun Han, Nam Seob Lee, Jongdae Shin, Young Gil Jeong, Hwan-Woo Park, Do Kyung Kim

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Red emitting europium (III) complexes Eu(TFAAN)3(P(Oct)3)3 (TFAAN = 2-(4,4,4-Trifluoroacetoacetyl)naphthalene, P(Oct)3 = trioctylphosphine) chelated on carboxymethyl dextran coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (CMD-SPIONs) was synthesized and the step wise synthetic process was reported. All the excitation spectra of distinctive photoluminesces were originated from f-f transition of EuIII with a strong red emission. The emission peaks are due to the hypersensitive transition 5D0→7F2 at 621 nm and 5D0→7F1 at 597 nm, 5D0→7F0 at 584 nm. No significant change in PL properties due to addition of CMD-SPIONs was observed. The cytotoxic effects of different concentrations and incubation times of Eu(TFAAN)3(P(Oct)3)3 chelated CMD-SPIONs were evaluated in HEK293T and HepG2 cells using the WST assay. The results imply that Eu(TFAAN)3(P(Oct)3)3 chelated CMD-SPIONs are not affecting the cell viability without altering the apoptosis and necrosis in the range of 10 to 240 μg/mL concentrations.