Semiconducting organic materials based on π-conjugated molecules or polymers have recently received considerable attention for their use as imaging and therapeutic agents for biomedical applications. Because π-conjugated materials exhibit desirable characteristics such as high brightness, photostability, emission tunability, and low toxicity, they are an attractive alternative to conventional fluorophores. In this review, the recent development of π-conjugated molecular nanoparticles for in vitro and in vivo biomedical applications is discussed.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Polymer Science|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Name||Advances in Polymer Science|
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Acknowledgements Financial supports from the National Research Foundation of Korea (no. 2014M3A6B2060522 and 2014M3C1A3054141) and the Intramural Research Program of KIST are gratefully acknowledged.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics