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28 April 2005 Evaluation of quantum dots for photodynamic therapy (Invited Paper)
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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an emerging therapy for cancer treatment that shows the greater selectivity towards the malignant cells. Semiconductor nanoparticles are a novel class of photosensitizers with properties that are not easily available with conventional PDT reagents. Their potential properties such as improved luminescence, resistance to photobleaching, and the possibility to modify the surface chemically make them suitable candidates for PDT. In this report, we discuss the synthesis of ternary CdSe1-x Tex nanoparticles along with well known CdSe QDs and their potential in generating the singlet oxygen state by Foerster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) to a PDT reagent or by direct triplet-triplet energy transfer to molecular oxygen.
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Smita Dayal, Robert Krolicki, and Clemens Burda "Evaluation of quantum dots for photodynamic therapy (Invited Paper)", Proc. SPIE 5705, Nanobiophotonics and Biomedical Applications II, (28 April 2005);

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