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Uniform Polypyrrole Nanoparticles with High Photothermal Conversion Efficiency for Photothermal Ablation of Cancer Cells

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  • Zhengbao Zha,

    1. School of Life Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China
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  • Xiuli Yue,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China
    • State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China.
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  • Qiushi Ren,

    1. Department of Biomedical Engneering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
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  • Zhifei Dai

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Life Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China
    2. Department of Biomedical Engneering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
    • School of Life Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China
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Abstract

Uniform polypyrrole (PPy) nanoparticles are fabricated from a facile one-step aqueous dispersion polymerization. Owing to their high photothermal conversion efficiency and photostability compared with the well-known Au nanorods, as well as their good colloidal stability and biocompatibility, the resulting PPy nanoparticles can used as a novel promising photothermal ablation coupling agent for targeted treatment of cancer.

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