US Patent Application No: 2012/0134,932

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Manganese-Oxo Clusters as Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging




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Nanoparticles for use as magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents are described. The nanoparticles are made up of a polymeric support and a manganese-oxo or manganses-iron-oxo cluster having magnetic properties suitable of a contrast agent. The manganese-oxo clusters may be Mn-12 clusters, which have known characteristics of a single molecule magnet. The polymer support may form a core particle which is coated by the clusters, or the clusters may be dispersed within the polymeric agent.

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Albanese, Christopher Pelham Manor, US 3 4
Fricke, Stanley New Market, US 1 0
Mertzman, Julie Washington, US 1 0
Stoll, Sarah Washington, US 1 0
Van, Keuren Edward Herndon, US 3 0

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