Synthesis of graphene quantum dots and their applications in drug delivery

Published on Oct 2, 2020in Journal of Nanobiotechnology6.518
· DOI :10.1186/S12951-020-00698-Z
Changhong Zhao5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chalmers University of Technology),
Xuebin Song2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Xinxiang Medical University)
+ 9 AuthorsJohan Liu54
Estimated H-index: 54
(Chalmers University of Technology)
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.
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