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Smart chemistry in polymeric nanomedicine

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This review provides an overview of smart chemistry developed and utilized in the last 5–10 years in polymer-based drug delivery nanomedicine. Smart chemistry not only facilitates the controlled drug loading in a highly specific manner, but also potentially controls the drug release kinetics at the targeted tissues. This review highlights the emergence of new chemistry or unique utilization of conventional chemistry in drug delivery, which is believed to play an important role in developing next generation nanomedicine.

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The article was received on 16 Apr 2014 and first published on 19 Jun 2014

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00133H
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 6982-7012
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    Smart chemistry in polymeric nanomedicine

    R. Tong, L. Tang, L. Ma, C. Tu, R. Baumgartner and J. Cheng, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 6982
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00133H

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