Photosensitizing hollow nanocapsules for combination cancer therapy

Kyung Jin Son, Hee Jae Yoon, Joo Ho Kim, Woo Dong Jang, Yeol Lee, Won Gun Koh

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Many layers make light work: Layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly of a dendritic porphyrin (red; see picture) and poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (blue) on polystyrene nanoparticles followed by removal of the polystyrene core produces multifunctional hollow nanocapsules. These species can be both loaded with anticancer drugs and used in photodynamic therapy (PDT) and therefore have potential in combined cancer therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11968-11971
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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