Water-stable confined self-doping polyaniline nanocomplexes are successfully fabricated by nano-assembly using lauric acid both as a stabilizer and as a localized dopant. In particular, the colloidal stability of the polyaniline nanocomplexes in neutral pH and the photothermal potential by near-infrared light irradiation are characterized. We demonstrate that confined self-doping polyaniline nanocomplexes as a photothermal nanoagent are preserved in the doped state even at a neutral pH. Finally, confined self-doping polyaniline nanocomplexes aided by lauric acid are successfully applied for the photothermal ablation of cancer cells.
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This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (NRF-2014R1A1A2006248 and NRF-2008- 2002380).
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- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering