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BODIPY@carbon dot nanocomposites for enhanced photodynamic activity

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Abstract

One stumbling block for the biomedical applications of BODIPY is its poor water solubility. Herein, a type of nanocomposite named CBNPs was fabricated via the noncovalent interactions between carbon dots (CDs) and BODIPY, in which the solubility of BODIPY was improved significantly, followed by enhanced photodynamic therapy (PDT) effects through a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) mechanism. This work provides a conventional strategy to improve the bioavailability of hydrophobic functional materials and demonstrates the great potential of CD-based hybrids in biomedical fields.

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The article was received on 23 Apr 2019, accepted on 24 May 2019 and first published on 24 May 2019


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9QM00257J
Mater. Chem. Front., 2019,3, 1747-1753

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    BODIPY@carbon dot nanocomposites for enhanced photodynamic activity

    Y. Su, S. Lu, P. Gao, M. Zheng and Z. Xie, Mater. Chem. Front., 2019, 3, 1747
    DOI: 10.1039/C9QM00257J

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