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Extending the tissue penetration capability of conventional photosensitisers: a carbon quantum dot–protoporphyrin IX conjugate for use in two-photon excited photodynamic therapy

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Abstract

A carbon quantum dot (CQD)–protoporphyrin (IX) sensitisier conjugate was designed to exploit the large two-photon absorption cross section of CQDs and enable the indirect excitation of the sensitiser with 800 nm irradiation via FRET.

Graphical abstract: Extending the tissue penetration capability of conventional photosensitisers: a carbon quantum dot–protoporphyrin IX conjugate for use in two-photon excited photodynamic therapy

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Submitted
10 Jul 2013
Accepted
15 Aug 2013
First published
15 Aug 2013

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 8934-8936
Article type
Communication

Extending the tissue penetration capability of conventional photosensitisers: a carbon quantum dotprotoporphyrin IX conjugate for use in two-photon excited photodynamic therapy

C. Fowley, N. Nomikou, A. P. McHale, B. McCaughan and J. F. Callan, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 8934
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45181J

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