Controlled mixing of lanthanide(III) ions in coacervate

Wang, J.; Velders, A.H.; Gianolio, E.; Aime, S.; Vergeldt, F.J.; As, H. van; Yan Yun; Drechsler, M.; Cohen Stuart, M.A.; Gucht, J. van der


This article presents a facile strategy to combine Eu3+ and Gd3+ ions into coacervate core micelles in a controlled way with a statistical distribution of the ions. Consequently, the formed micelles show a high tunability between luminescence and relaxivity. These highly stable micelles present great potential for new materials, e.g. as bimodal imaging probes.