Preparation of naphthalocyanine dendrimer loaded polyion complex micelle for photodynamic therapy

Woo Dong Jang, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Kazunori Kataoka

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)


A naphthalocyanine dendrimer (DNPcZn) was synthesized as a potential candidate of photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy. DNPcZn exhibited strong Q band absorption around 780 nm, a useful wavelength for high tissue penetration. A polyion complex (PIC) micelle (DNPcZn/m) system was formed via an electrostatic interaction of anionic DNPcZn and poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(L-lysine) block copolymers (PEG-b-PLL).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-468
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 16


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

Cite this