Graphene and its nano-sized little sibling, nanographene, are well known for their remarkable photoelectronic properties. However, biomedical applications are hampered by the insolubility of the materials, especially in water. A Japanese team of scientists has now introduced substituted “warped nanographene,” which is soluble in a broad range of solvents while maintaining its photophysical properties. In their publication in Angewandte Chemie, the authors also emphasize its photodynamic potential to selectively kill cells upon irradiation.

Via:: https://phys.org/news/2018-02-synthesis-water-soluble-warped-nanographene-application.html

Synthesis of a water-soluble warped nanographene and its application for photo-induced cell death

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