Mono-PEGylated zinc(II) phthalocyanines : Preparation, nanoparticle formation, and in vitro photodynamic activity

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  • Baozhong Zhao
  • Wubiao Duan
  • Lei Duan
  • Chi Wu
  • Dennis K. P. Ng


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-59
Journal / PublicationChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


PEGged! A series of mono-PEGylated zinc(II) phthalocyanines for photodynamic therapy with singlet oxygen have been prepared and formulated in aqueous media with different methods. The system based on silica nanoparticles exhibits remarkably high stability and in vitro photocytotoxicity. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Research Area(s)

  • nanoparticles, photodynamic therapy, photosensitizers, phthalocyanines, polyethylene glycol

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