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Emerging applications of conjugated polymers in molecular imaging

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Abstract

In recent years, conjugated polymers have attracted considerable attention from the imaging community as a new class of contrast agent due to their intriguing structural, chemical, and optical properties. Their size and emission wavelength tunability, brightness, photostability, and low toxicity have been demonstrated in a wide range of in vitro sensing and cellular imaging applications, and have just begun to show impact in in vivo settings. In this Perspective, we summarize recent advances in engineering conjugated polymers as imaging contrast agents, their emerging applications in molecular imaging (referred to as in vivo uses in this paper), as well as our perspectives on future research.

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Submitted
24 Apr 2013
Accepted
26 Jun 2013
First published
17 Jul 2013

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 17006-17015
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Perspective

Emerging applications of conjugated polymers in molecular imaging

J. Li, J. Liu, C. Wei, B. Liu, M. O'Donnell and X. Gao, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 17006 DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51763B

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