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Polypyrrole Nanoparticles: A Potential Optical Coherence Tomography Contrast Agent for Cancer Imaging

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  • Kin Man Au,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S3 7HF, UK
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  • Zenghai Lu,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S1 3JD, UK
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  • Stephen J. Matcher,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S1 3JD, UK
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S1 3JD, UK
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  • Steven P. Armes

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S3 7HF, UK
    • Department of Chemistry, The University of Sheffield, Brook Hill, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S3 7HF, UK.
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Abstract

A near-infrared (NIR) absorbing contrast agent based on polypyrrole nanoparticles is described. Quantitative optical coherence tomography studies on tissue phantoms and Mie scattering calculations indicate their potential application for early-stage cancer diagnosis.

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