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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Physics

Title

Biocompatible CdSe quantum dot-based photosensitizer under two-photon excitation for photodynamic therapy

Language

English

Abstract

An enhanced photosensitizer combining biocompatible CdSe quantum dots (QDs) with water-soluble porphyrin was synthesized by a facile method. The two photon absorption (TPA) cross-section values of the QDs range from 800 to 2400 Goeppert-Mayer units (GM), depending on the excitation wavelength, calculated by the standard method using R6G as a reference. The singlet oxygen generation under two-photon excitation (TPE) in the QD-porphyrin system was two times greater than that in the porphyrin solution alone. This study underlines the potential of QD-based photosensitizers for biological applications in TPE photodynamic therapy. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

Journal of Materials Chemistry

Volume

21

Issue

8

Start Page

2455

End Page

2458

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry

ISSN (print)

09599428

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