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Iridium-complex modified CdSe/ZnS quantum dots; a conceptual design for bifunctionality toward imaging and photosensitization

Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.72). 03/2006; DOI: 10.1039/b517368j
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ABSTRACT We report the design and synthesis of Ir-complex functionalized CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs), in which the QD plays a key role in imaging, while the Ir-complex acts as a sensitizer to produce singlet oxygen; this conceptual design presents a novel scheme in both bio-imaging and photodynamic therapy.

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