Photoswitchable phthalocyanine-assembled nanoparticles for controlled "double-lock" photodynamic therapy

Hong Bo Cheng, Xingshu Li, Nahyun Kwon, Yanyan Fang, Gain Baek, Juyoung Yoon

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In the current study, a new nanoparticle platform, NanoAzoPcS, is created by co-assembly of phthalocyanine and azobenzene amphiphiles, which can be used to gain precise control of PDT simply by regulating the stoichiometric ratio of the components and using light irradiation. The results of antibacterial studies show that NanoAzoPcS serves as a smart PS for controlled PDT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12316-12319
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number82
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
J. Y. is thankful for financial support from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), which is funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (No. 2012R1A3A2048814).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


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