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|Title:||Preparation of quantum dots hydrogel nanocomposites with improved cytotoxicity||Authors:||ABRAHAM GONZALEZ RUIZ
MIGUEL ANGEL CAMACHO LOPEZ
MIRIAM VERONICA FLORES MERINO
|Keywords:||quantum dots;hydrogels;cytotoxixity;info:eu-repo/classification/cti/2||Publisher:||Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology||Project:||Vol.;17||Description:||Nanocomposites are materials with unique properties and a wide range of applications. The combination of different nanostructures with traditional materials gives a variety of possibilities that should be analyzed. Especially, functional fluorescent semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) embedded in polymeric matrices have shown promising fluorescence and biocompatibility properties. These hybrid materials can be used in medical applications such as biodiagnostic and bioimaging. In this study, two hydrogels, one of polyethylene glycol diacrylate (PEGDA) and other of polyacrylamide (PAAm), were prepared with quantum dots of CdTe (4 nm of diameter) and characterized. The aim of this research was to analyze the optical properties of the nanocomposites and their cell viability. QDs nanocomposites were fabricated by a free radical polymerization process. The optical studies showed that the nanocomposites have well defined properties of fluorescence. To study the biocompatibility of the nanocomposites, metastatic B16f10 cell line were used and MTT assay was performed. The nanocomposites had a significant improved cell viability compared with QDs solutions.||URI:||http://ri.uaemex.mx/handle20.500.11799/68854||Other Identifiers:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11799/68854||Rights:||info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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