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In vitro assays and nanothermometry studies of infrared-to-visible upconversion of nanocrystalline Er3+,Yb3+ co-doped Y2O3 nanoparticles for theranostic applications

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Author(s):
Dos Santos, L. F. [1] ; Martins, J. C. [2] ; Lima, K. O. [1] ; Gomes, L. F. T. [1] ; De Melo, M. T. [3] ; Tedesco, A. C. [3] ; Carlos, L. D. [2] ; Ferreira, R. A. S. [2] ; Goncalves, R. R. [1]
Total Authors: 9
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Quim, Lab Mat Luminescentes Micro & Nanoestruturados Ma, FFCLRP, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Aveiro, CICECO Aveiro Inst Mat, Dept Phys, P-3810193 Aveiro - Portugal
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Nanotecnol & Engn Tecidual Fotobiol & Fotomed, Dept Quim, FFCLRP, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER; v. 624, JAN 1 2022.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Luminescent spherical, redispersable, and monodisperse Er3+,Yb3+ co-doped Y2O3 nanoparticles were synthesized by homogenous precipitation followed by thermal annealing. Cubic Y2O3 nanoparticles exhibited high colloidal stability in water and biological medium and 90% cell viability toward glioblastoma multiforme cell lines. Confocal microscopy revealed cellular internalization of Y2O3 nanoparticles. Upon excitation at 980 nm, efficient near-infrared to visible upconversion luminescence from Y2O3:Er3+,Yb3+ nanoparticles occurred. The upconversion dynamics was determined by the number of photons, which evidenced that energy transfer by the upconversion mechanism is predominated. On the basis of luminescence nanothermometry studies, the nano particles exhibited features of a primary thermometer with high thermal sensitivity (1.27 +/- 0.05% K-1 (303 K) and large repeatability (>97%), attesting that it can be used as a contactless optical thermal sensor. This primary thermometer is also successfully applied in a cell culture medium showing that the nanoparticles can operate on biological media. This opens the possibility of the use of Y2O3:Er3+,Yb3+ nanoparticles in the design of a theranostic platform, able to simultaneously monitor temperature and, coupled to photosensitizers, produce reactive oxygen species for cancer therapy. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/18213-4 - Synthesis of luminescent multifunctional nanomaterials based on fluorides and oxides doped with rare earths for Teranostic applications
Grantee:Karmel de Oliveira Lima
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/10440-9 - Visible and NIR luminescence of nanostructured lanthanide ions doped Y2O3 particles for applications in biological systems.
Grantee:Luiz Fernando dos Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 18/04588-6 - Visible and NIR luminescence of nanostructured lanthanide ions doped Y2O3 particles for applications in biological systems.
Grantee:Luiz Fernando dos Santos
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
FAPESP's process: 20/05319-9 - Multifunctional plataforms based on lanthanide doped nanostructured luminescent materials for potential photonic and theranostic Applications
Grantee:Rogéria Rocha Gonçalves
Support type: Regular Research Grants