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Assessment of encapsulated dyes’ distribution in silica nanoparticles and their ability to release useful singlet oxygen

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Abstract

Working with silica nanoparticle encapsulated BODIPY and xanthene photosensitizers, we have determined that singlet oxygen spends up to 78% of its lifetime inside the nanocarriers. Our systematic investigation indicates that hydrophobicity rules the photosensitizer distribution in nanoparticles, which in turn dictates the ability of these structures to release singlet oxygen.

Graphical abstract: Assessment of encapsulated dyes’ distribution in silica nanoparticles and their ability to release useful singlet oxygen

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The article was received on 26 Apr 2018, accepted on 16 May 2018 and first published on 30 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03413C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 6320-6323
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    Assessment of encapsulated dyes’ distribution in silica nanoparticles and their ability to release useful singlet oxygen

    V. Kabanov, D. J. Press, R. P. S. Huynh, G. K. H. Shimizu and B. Heyne, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 6320
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03413C

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