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Facile synthesis of water-dispersible Cu2O nanocrystal–reduced graphene oxide hybrid as a promising cancer therapeutic agent

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Abstract

We report a Cu2O nanocrystal–reduced graphene oxide hybrid that is dispersible in water and has anticancer activity under both visible and near-infrared light irradiation. In contrast to the highly efficient killing of both normal and cancer cells initiated by the photothermal effect, the photocatalytic effect of this material results in the selective killing of cancer cells under visible light irradiation. These results have implications for safe and widely applicable cancer therapy agents.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of water-dispersible Cu2O nanocrystal–reduced graphene oxide hybrid as a promising cancer therapeutic agent

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Submitted
27 Sep 2012
Accepted
04 Dec 2012
First published
07 Dec 2012

Nanoscale, 2013,5, 1227-1232
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Facile synthesis of water-dispersible Cu2O nanocrystal–reduced graphene oxide hybrid as a promising cancer therapeutic agent

C. Hou, H. Quan, Y. Duan, Q. Zhang, H. Wang and Y. Li, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 1227
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32938G

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