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Table 1 Molecular characteristics of QDs used in this study

From: Quantum dots: a new tool for anti-malarial drug assays

Sample code Hydrodynamic size (nm)a) Zeta potential (mV)b) Quantum Yieldc)
PCQD 10 ± 0.8 20 ± 3 0.1
QD-COOH 10 ± 1.2 - 33 ± 6 0.2
QD-PEG-NH2 13 ± 1.8 -25 ± 5 0.2
QD-mPEG 12 ± 1.3 - 8 ± 1 0.2
  1. a) Number-averaged diameter measured using dynamic light scattering instrument (n = 3), b) average of three measurements in water, and c) compared with fluorescein (quantum yield = 0.95).