Layered double hydroxide-based nanomaterials for biomedical applications

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Author(s)

  • Tingting Hu
  • Zi Gu
  • Gareth R. Williams
  • Margarita Strimaite
  • Zhan Zhou
  • Xingcai Zhang
  • Ruizheng Liang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6126-6176
Journal / PublicationChemical Society Reviews
Volume51
Issue number14
Online published6 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2022

Abstract

Against the backdrop of increased public health awareness, inorganic nanomaterials have been widely explored as promising nanoagents for various kinds of biomedical applications. Layered double hydroxides (LDHs), with versatile physicochemical advantages including excellent biocompatibility, pH-sensitive biodegradability, highly tunable chemical composition and structure, and ease of composite formation with other materials, have shown great promise in biomedical applications. In this review, we comprehensively summarize the recent advances in LDH-based nanomaterials for biomedical applications. Firstly, the material categories and advantages of LDH-based nanomaterials are discussed. The preparation and surface modification of LDH-based nanomaterials, including pristine LDHs, LDH-based nanocomposites and LDH-derived nanomaterials, are then described. Thereafter, we systematically describe the great potential of LDHs in biomedical applications including drug/gene delivery, bioimaging diagnosis, cancer therapy, biosensing, tissue engineering, and anti-bacteria. Finally, on the basis of the current state of the art, we conclude with insights on the remaining challenges and future prospects in this rapidly emerging field.

Citation Format(s)

Layered double hydroxide-based nanomaterials for biomedical applications. / Hu, Tingting; Gu, Zi; Williams, Gareth R.; Strimaite, Margarita; Zha, Jiajia; Zhou, Zhan; Zhang, Xingcai; Tan, Chaoliang; Liang, Ruizheng.

In: Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 51, No. 14, 21.07.2022, p. 6126-6176.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review