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Keywords:

  • conductive polymers;
  • polypyrrole;
  • near-infrared;
  • photothermal therapy
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Poly(vinyl alcohol)-coated polypyrole, a conductive polymer that forms nanoparticles in the aqueous phase, is used as a near-infrared light-absorbing agent for photothermal therapy of cancer, obtaining excellent cancer ablation therapeutic effects in both cellular and animal experiments.