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Biocompatible conjugated polymer nanoparticles for highly efficient photoacoustic imaging of orthotopic brain tumors in the second near-infrared window

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A new second near-infrared (NIR II) conjugated polymer (CP) was designed and synthesized. The CP nanoparticles have good biocompatibility, excellent photostability and high imaging contrast, and have been successfully used to demonstrate the first example of NIR II photoacoustic imaging of orthotopic brain tumors. In comparison with existing contrast agents for photoacoustic imaging, the NIR II CP nanoparticles showed more efficient skull penetration and a much higher signal/background ratio using a 1064 nm laser.

Graphical abstract: Biocompatible conjugated polymer nanoparticles for highly efficient photoacoustic imaging of orthotopic brain tumors in the second near-infrared window

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The article was received on 24 Aug 2017, accepted on 26 Sep 2017 and first published on 26 Sep 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00672A
Citation: Mater. Horiz., 2017,4, 1151-1156
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    Biocompatible conjugated polymer nanoparticles for highly efficient photoacoustic imaging of orthotopic brain tumors in the second near-infrared window

    B. Guo, Z. Sheng, Kenry, D. Hu, X. Lin, S. Xu, C. Liu, H. Zheng and B. Liu, Mater. Horiz., 2017, 4, 1151
    DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00672A

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