Laboratoire des Interactions Moléculaires et Réactivité Chimique et Photochimique
UMR 5623

Hybrid nanoparticles


Mixing inorganic nanoparticles or ions and soft matter (liquid crystal, polymer or surfactant) lead to new hybrid systems with combined properties and even synergies useful for material or biomedical applications. We also use up-converting nanoparticles for imaging purposes, photochromic nanomaterials for sensors, photocatalytic nanoparticles for environmental applications.
Two examples of this research are described below:

New Colloidal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Contrast Agents

Mixing double-hydrophilic block copolymers containing a poly(acrylic acid) block with gadolinium ions in water leads to the spontaneous formation of polymeric nanoparticles with high magnetic relaxivities that were successfully used for in vivo experiments as MRI contrast agents.

Assembly of double-hydrophilic block copolymers triggered by Gadolinium ions: new colloidal MRI contrast agents
Nano Lett., 2016, 16, 4069-4073
Frangville C. ; Li Y. ; Billotey C. ; Talham D.R. ; Taleb J. ; Roux P. ; Marty J.D. ; Mingotaud C.

Ionic Flash NanoPrecipitation (iFNP) for the facile, one-step synthesis of inorganic–organic hybrid nanoparticles in water
Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 1403-1408
Pinkerton N. M. ; Behar L. ; Hadri K. ; Amouroux B. ; Mingotaud C. ; Talham D. R. ; Chassaing S. ; Marty J.-D.

Importance of the correlation between width and length in the shape analysis of nanorods

Analysis of nanoparticle size through a simple 2D plot enable to extract the correlation between characteristic sizes of nanoparticles. In addition to multivariate analysis, this plot enable to get further insights upon critical steps in NPs growth mechanism.

Importance of the correlation between width and length in the shape analysis of nanorods: use of a 2D size plot to probe such a correlation
Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 12424–12429
Zhao Z. ; Zheng Z. ; Roux C. ; Delmas C. ; Marty J.-D. ; Kahn M. L. ; Mingotaud C.

2017 IMRCP