Organometallic carbonyl clusters: A new class of contrast agents for photoacoustic cerebral vascular imaging

Kien Voon Kong, Lun De Liao, Zhiyong Lam, Nitish V. Thakor, Weng Kee Leong, Malini Olivo

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Abstract

We report, for the first time, the use of a water-soluble organometallic compound as a stable, reliable and high-contrast photoacoustic contrast agent. This gives a significantly higher contrast than that achievable with alternatives such as single-walled carbon nanotubes. Image enhancement of the rat cerebral cortex vasculature was observed using in vivo dark-field photoacoustic microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2601-2603
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 11 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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