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Microwave-assisted fabrication of carbon nanotubes decorated polymeric nano-medical platforms for simultaneous drug delivery and magnetic resonance imaging

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Abstract

A facile microwave method to enable biopolymer particles to get functionalized by iron–enriched carbon nanotubes (CNT–Fe), serving as drug carriers and MRI agents. For example, multifunctional CNT–Fe coated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) (CNT–Fe–PLGA) particles (CFPP) are comprised of a PLGA core to carry cancer drugs, and CNT–Fe coating to provide a magnetic resonance (MR) signal. The process also gives the particles a unique brush-like, nanostructured surface morphology to enable a variety of biological and chemical activities.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted fabrication of carbon nanotubes decorated polymeric nano-medical platforms for simultaneous drug delivery and magnetic resonance imaging

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Submitted
17 Oct 2013
Accepted
16 Dec 2013
First published
17 Dec 2013

RSC Adv., 2014,4, 5649-5652
Article type
Communication

Microwave-assisted fabrication of carbon nanotubes decorated polymeric nano-medical platforms for simultaneous drug delivery and magnetic resonance imaging

H. Xie, S. Poyraz, M. Thu, Y. Liu, E. Y. Snyder, J. W. Smith and X. Zhang, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 5649
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA45913F

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