Bio-compatible fluorescent nano TiO materials prepared from titanium-oxo-cluster precursors
Pei-Yi Liu, Li-Na Cui, Lei Yang, Xian-Ping Shu, Qin-Yu Zhu*（朱琴玉）and Jie Dai*（戴洁）
College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, People’s Republic of China.
Chem. Commun.,2019,55, 12360--12363
Photoactive nano TiO2 particles with fluorescent properties have attracted great attention because of their potential applications in photodynamic therapy. Herein we report first a simple method to prepare water soluble fluorescent nano titanium oxide particles from titanium-oxo-clusters (TOCs). The nano material was characterized as an aggregate of titanium-oxo-clusters, which can be used directly in aqueous systems for investigations in biomedical fields.