Santra Research Group

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Selected Publications

  • Malhotra A., Zhang X., Turkson J. and Santra S, "Buffer stable chitosan-polyglutamic acid hybrid nanoparticles for biomedical applications", Macromolecular Bioscience, 2013 (published online); DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201200425.
  • Bolyard S.C., Reinhart D.R. and Santra S. Behavior of Engineered Nanoparticles in Landfill Leachate. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013. DOI: 10.1021/es305175e (Published on the web)
  • Maniprasad P and Santra S, "Novel copper loaded core-shell silica nanoparticles with improved copper bioavailability: synthesis, characterization and study of antibacterial properties" Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 2012, 8(4), 558-566.
  • Mitra, R. N.; Doshi, M.; Zhang, X. L.; Tyus, J. C.; Bengtsson, N.; Fletcher, S.; Page, B. D. G.; Turkson, J.; Gesquiere, A. J.; Gunning, P. T.; Walter, G. A.; Santra S, "An activatable multimodal/multifunctional nanoprobe for direct imaging of intracellular drug delivery." Biomaterials 2012, 33 (5), 1500-1508.
  • Tallury, P.; Santra S.; Sharma, P.; Matos, B. M. D.; Bengtsson, N.; Biswas, S.; Saha, A. K.; Walter, G. A.; Scott, E. A.; Moudgil, B. M., "Fluorescent and Paramagnetic Chitosan Nanoparticles that Exhibit High Magnetic Resonance Relaxivity: Synthesis, Characterization and In Vitro Studies." Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 2011, 7 (5), 724-729.
  • Banerjee S, Das J, Alvarez RP, Santra S, "Silica nanoparticles as reusable catalyst: A straight-forward route for the synthesis of thioethers, thioesters, vinyl thioethers and thio-Michael adducts under neutral reaction conditions", New Journal of Chemistry, 2010, 34, 302-306.
  • Banerjee S, Kar S*, Perez, J. M., Santra S, "Quantum dot based OFF/ON probe for detection of glutathione", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113 (22), 9659-9663.
  • Tallury P, Kar S, Bamrungsap S, Huang YF, Tan WH, Santra S, "Ultra-small water-dispersible fluorescent chitosan nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and specific targeting", Chemical Communications, 2009, (17), 2347-2349.
  • Banerjee S, Kar S, Santra S, "A simple strategy for quantum dot assisted selective detection of cadmium ions" Chemical Communications, (26), 3037-3039, 2008.

Swadeshmukul Santra, Ph.D., University of Central Florida  •  Email:  •  Phone: 407-697-2848  •  Fax: 407-882-2819