Development of intrinsically photoluminescent and photostable polylactones

Zhiwei Xie, Yi Zhang, Li Liu, Hong Weng, Ralph P. Mason, Liping Tang, Kytai T. Nguyen, Jer Tsong Hsieh, Jian Yang

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A method of introducing intrinsically photo luminescent properties to biodegradable polymer is introduced, exemplified by the synthesis of intrinsically photoluminescent polylactones that enable non-invasive monitoring and tracking of material degradation in vivo in realtime, as well as the formation of theranostic nanoparticles for cancer imaging and drug delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4491-4496
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number26
StatePublished - Jul 9 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Xie, Z., Zhang, Y., Liu, L., Weng, H., Mason, R. P., Tang, L., Nguyen, K. T., Hsieh, J. T., & Yang, J. (2014). Development of intrinsically photoluminescent and photostable polylactones. Advanced Materials, 26(26), 4491-4496.