Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 18, Issue 3–4, pp 695–700

Europium Luminescent Polymeric Microspheres Fabricated by Spray Drying Process

  • Priscilla Paiva Luz
  • Ana Maria Pires
  • Osvaldo Antonio Serra
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10895-008-0343-0

Cite this article as:
Luz, P.P., Pires, A.M. & Serra, O.A. J Fluoresc (2008) 18: 695. doi:10.1007/s10895-008-0343-0


The spray drying method was used to prepare luminescent microspheres. These microspheres were prepared by spraying an aqueous solution of dextrin and an europium(III) complex with subsequent drying in a hot medium. The spray dried powder was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL). Particle size distribution was estimated from SEM images. The ultrasonic spray drying technique was successfully applied to yield a microparticulated and red luminescent powder composed by the [Eu(dpa)3]3− (dpa = dipicolinic acid) complex incorporated in dextrin microspheres.


Europium Microspheres Luminescence Spray drying Encapsulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priscilla Paiva Luz
    • 1
  • Ana Maria Pires
    • 2
  • Osvaldo Antonio Serra
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, FFCLRPUniversity of São PauloRibeirão PretoBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Chemistry and BiologyFCT-UNESPPresidente PrudenteBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry, Rare Earth LaboratoryUniversity of São PauloRibeirão PretoBrazil

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