Photosensitizer and vancomycin-conjugated novel multifunctional magnetic particles as photoinactivation agents for selective killing of pathogenic bacteria

Kyong Hoon Choi, Hye Jin Lee, Bong Joo Park, Kang Kyun Wang, Eon Pil Shin, Jong Chul Park, Young Keun Kim, Min Kyu Oh, Yong Rok Kim

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Novel multifunctional magnetic particles (MMPs) conjugated with photosensitizer and vancomycin were fabricated by surface modification of Fe3O4 particles. The capacities to target, capture and inactivate pathogenic bacteria and good biocompatibility suggest that the MMPs have great potentials as photodynamic inactivation agents for serious bacterial contamination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4591-4593
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 11


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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