We report on the preparation of fluorescent silica nanoparticles (NPs). They have been prepared by (a) modification of the NPs by amino groups and subsequent introduction of amino-reactive fluorophores of various color and (b) by modification of the NPs by either azido groups or alkyne groups and subsequent conjugation to fluorophores by so-called click chemistry, which is a novel approach toward modifying silica NPs. The new NPs were characterized in terms of size and spectral properties.
- Click chemistry
- Click reaction
- Silica nanoparticles
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- History and Philosophy of Science