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Self-assembled Graphene/Graphene Oxide-Based Nanocomposites Toward Photodynamic Therapy Applications

  • Tifeng Jiao
  • Ruirui Xing
  • Lexin Zhang
  • Jingxin Zhou
Chapter

Abstract

With unique structure and characteristics, graphene has become one of the most intensively explored carbon allotropes in materials science and accompanied by increasing research interest for drug delivery applications. In addition, phototherapy is a kind of medical treatment with light utilization for treating diseases such as cancers and peripheral infections. This chapter shows an extensive overview of the main principles and the recent strategies about fabricating various self-assembling graphene-based nanocomposites and nanomaterials toward photodynamic therapy applications. The up-to-date advances for multicomponent complexed graphene composites with drug molecules are also reviewed. Finally, challenges and outlooks in materials development for photodynamic therapy applications and drug delivery are suggested.

Keywords

Graphene Graphene oxide Nanocomposites Self-assembly Photodynamic therapy Biomedical applications Theranostic nanomedicine 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project No. 21473153), the Support Program for the Top Young Talents of Hebei Province, the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2015M580214), the Scientific and Technological Research and Development Program of Qinhuangdao City (Nos. 201701B004 and 201502A006), and the Open Funding Project of the State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering (No. 2013KF-02).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tifeng Jiao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ruirui Xing
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lexin Zhang
    • 1
  • Jingxin Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.Hebei Key Laboratory of Applied Chemistry, School of Environmental and Chemical EngineeringYanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Biochemical EngineeringInstitute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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