Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1039/c0py00266f
Title: Functionalization of inorganic nanoparticles with polymers for stealth biomedical applications
Authors: Neoh, K.G. 
Kang, E.T. 
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Source: Neoh, K.G., Kang, E.T. (2011-04). Functionalization of inorganic nanoparticles with polymers for stealth biomedical applications. Polymer Chemistry 2 (4) : 747-759. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0py00266f
Abstract: Inorganic nanoparticles offer great opportunities in biomedicine, for example, serving as contrast agents for imaging, hyperthermia agents and drug delivery vehicles. A critical factor limiting the applications of nanoparticles for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes is their short circulation time in vivo due to clearance by the body's reticuloendothelial system. One of the most efficient strategies to confer stealthiness to nanoparticles is the use of a polymer "cloak" which inhibits plasma protein adsorption and recognition by the immune system. This review describes some of the polymers which are suitable for these applications, and the strategies which can be employed to functionalize inorganic nanoparticles with such polymers. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Source Title: Polymer Chemistry
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/68254
ISSN: 17599954
DOI: 10.1039/c0py00266f
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

54
checked on Dec 7, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

54
checked on Nov 23, 2017

Page view(s)

36
checked on Dec 11, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.