Preparation of graphene oxide-graphene quantum dots hybrid and its application in cancer theranostics

We report new synergistic properties of graphene oxide -PEI-graphene quantum dots such as stable fluorescence imaging and enhanced photothermal and cytotoxic activities on cancer cells

Mukesh Kumar Kumawat; Mukeshchand Thakur; Rohan Bahadur; Tanvi Kaku; Prabhuraj R.S.; Akanksha Ninawe; Rohit Srivastava

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • An enormous amount of cancer research based on two-dimensional nano-graphene oxide, as well as zero-dimensional graphene quantum dots, is being carried out in the fields of therapeutics and diagnostics
  • A stable complex of GO and GQDs was formed by an electrostatic layer-by-layer assembly via a polyethylene imine bridge
  • We report new synergistic properties of GO-PEI-GQDs such as stable fluorescence imaging and enhanced photothermal and cytotoxic activities on cancer cells
  • Composite materials made up of graphene oxide and graphene quantum dots combining diverse properties help to study 2D-0D heterosystems and improve specific therapeutic systems in theranostics

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