Core-shell semiconductor nanocrystals: Effect of composition, size, surface coatings on their optical properties, toxicity, and pharmacokinetics

Al-Jamal, Wafa T (2017) Core-shell semiconductor nanocrystals: Effect of composition, size, surface coatings on their optical properties, toxicity, and pharmacokinetics. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 23 (3). pp. 340-349. ISSN 1381-6128

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Abstract

Quantum dots are semiconducting nanocrystals that exhibit extraordinary optical properties. QD have shown higher photostability compared to standard organic dye type probes. Therefore, they have been heavily explored in the biomedical field. This review will discuss the different approaches to synthesis, solubilise and functionalise QD. Their main biomedical applications in imaging and photodynamic therapy will be highlighted. Finally, QD biodistribution profile and in vivo toxicity will be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 00:38
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:13
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61441
DOI: 10.2174/1381612822666161026164920

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