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NIR light-responsive short peptide/2D NbSe2 nanosheets composite hydrogel with controlled-release capacity

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Abstract

The design of light-responsive peptide hydrogels with controllable drug release characteristics is still a challenge. Here, we fabricated a NIR light-responsive short peptide hydrogel by using a thermo-responsive short peptide hydrogel and PEGylated NbSe2 nanosheets, namely, the NbSe2–PEG@YD hydrogel. Under NIR light irradiation, the hydrogel began to collapse owing to the local heating, leading to the release of the cargos. The hydrogel exhibited recoverability and the release rate of the cargos could be accurately modulated by the NIR light irradiation according to the requirement. The excellent biocompatibility of this hydrogel ensured that it could be further developed as a drug carrier for clinical application.

Graphical abstract: NIR light-responsive short peptide/2D NbSe2 nanosheets composite hydrogel with controlled-release capacity

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The article was received on 21 Dec 2018, accepted on 29 Mar 2019 and first published on 01 Apr 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8TB03326A
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2019,7, 3134-3142

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    NIR light-responsive short peptide/2D NbSe2 nanosheets composite hydrogel with controlled-release capacity

    C. Wu, J. Liu, B. Liu, S. He, G. Dai, B. Xu and W. Zhong, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2019, 7, 3134
    DOI: 10.1039/C8TB03326A

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