Enhanced MRI relaxivity of aquated Gd3+ ions by carboxyphenylated water-dispersed graphene nanoribbons

Gizzatov A., Keshishian V., Guven A., Dimiev A. M. , QU F., MUTHUPILLAI R., ...Daha Fazla

NANOSCALE, cilt.6, sa.6, ss.3059-3063, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1039/c3nr06026h
  • Dergi Adı: NANOSCALE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3059-3063


The present study demonstrates that highly water-dispersed graphene nanoribbons dispersed by carboxyphenylated substituents and conjugated to aquated Gd3+ ions can serve as a high-performance contrast agent (CA) for applications in T-1- and T-2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with relaxivity (r(1,2)) values outperforming currently-available clinical CAs by up to 16 times for r(1) and 21 times for r(2).