Synthesis of graphene quantum dots and their applications in drug delivery
Review article, 2020

This review focuses on the recent advances in the synthesis of graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and their applications in drug delivery. To give a brief understanding about the preparation of GQDs, recent advances in methods of GQDs synthesis are first presented. Afterwards, various drug delivery-release modes of GQDs-based drug delivery systems such as EPR-pH delivery-release mode, ligand-pH delivery-release mode, EPR-Photothermal delivery-Release mode, and Core/Shell-photothermal/magnetic thermal delivery-release mode are reviewed. Finally, the current challenges and the prospective application of GQDs in drug delivery are discussed.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Graphene quantum dots

Delivery-release mode

Bottom-up

Drug delivery

Top-down

Author

Changhong Zhao

Xinxiang Medical College

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Xuebin Song

Xinxiang Medical College

Ya Liu

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Yifeng Fu

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

L. Ye

SHT Smart High-Tech

Nan Wang

SHT Smart High-Tech

Fan Wang

Xinxiang Medical College

Lu Li

Xinxiang Medical College

Mohsen Mohammadniaei

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Ming Zhang

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Qiqing Zhang

Xinxiang Medical College

Johan Liu

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Shanghai University

Journal of Nanobiotechnology

1477-3155 (ISSN)

Vol. 18 1 142

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Other Chemistry Topics

Medical Materials

Condensed Matter Physics

Areas of Advance

Health Engineering

Infrastructure

Nanofabrication Laboratory

DOI

10.1186/s12951-020-00698-z

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Latest update

11/5/2020