Targeting Bio-Compatible Homo- and Hetero-bimetallic Cages and their Application in High Energy and Dual Energy Computed Tomography

  • Andrews, Philip (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Junk, Peter C. (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project is focused on the synthesis, characterisation and stability of novel homo-metallic and hetero-metallic O- and S- based cage compounds which have the potential to be suitable for high energy and Dual Energy CT imaging (DECT), and also for optical imaging where rare-earth metals are involved. Pre-requisites for cage design are that they be stable and soluble in aqueous media, and be resistant to anionic ligand exchange at the cluster surface. The targeted metals are based on good attenuation at high (100 - 140 keV) and low X-ray (<30 keV) energies, and the possibility of high stability and low toxicity.
Effective start/end date2/01/149/11/17


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD450,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Monash University