Surface ligand-directed pair-wise hydrogenation for heterogeneous phase hyperpolarization

Chem Commun (Camb). 2016 Jan 11;52(3):605-8. doi: 10.1039/c5cc08648e. Epub 2015 Nov 10.


para-Hydrogen induced polarization is a technique of magnetic resonance hyperpolarization utilizing hydrogen's para-spin state for generating signal intensities at magnitudes far greater than state-of-the-art magnets. Platinum nanoparticle-catalysts with cysteine-capping are presented. The measured polarization is the highest reported to date in water, paving pathways for generating medical imaging contrast agents.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.