Photothermal ablation of cancer cells using self-doped polyaniline nanoparticles

Yoochan Hong, Wonseok Cho, Jeonghun Kim, Seungyeon Hwng, Eugene Lee, Dan Heo, Minhee Ku, Jin Suck Suh, Jaemoon Yang, Jung Hyun Kim

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number185104
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 24

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
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).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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