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the systems described so far require UV-Vis light which limits their applications. Two-Photon Excitation (TPE) in the near-infrared region is a promising alternative to UV-vis light due to the many advantages TPE provides such as three dimensional spatial resolution, lower scattering losses, and deeper penetration in tissues. [ 16 ] Very few TPE-triggered… (More)
[structure: see text] Novel elongated push-push fluorophores (e.g., 9) were synthesized by 2-fold Sonogashira or Wittigminus signHorner reactions. Modulation of the length and topology of the conjugated connectors allows tuning of their photophysical properties. In addition, their photoluminescence can be adjusted by playing on polarity. Derivatives… (More)
To investigate the effect of branching on linear and nonlinear optical properties, a specific series of chromophores, epitome of (multi)branched dipoles, has been thoroughly explored by a combined theoretical and experimental approach. Excited-state structure calculations based on quantum-chemical techniques (time-dependent density functional theory) as… (More)
Porous silicon nanoparticles (pSiNPs) act as a sensitizer for the 2-photon excitation of a pendant porphyrin using NIR laser light, for imaging and photodynamic therapy. Mannose-functionalized pSiNPs can be vectorized to MCF-7 human breast cancer cells through a mannose receptor-mediated endocytosis mechanism to provide a 3-fold enhancement of the 2-photon… (More)
An extensive series of push-push and pull-pull derivatives was prepared from the symmetrical functionalization of an ambivalent core with conjugated rods made from arylene-vinylene or arylene-ethynylene building blocks, bearing different acceptor or donor end-groups. Their absorption and photoluminescence, as well as their two-photon-absorption (TPA)… (More)
The development of personalized and non-invasive cancer therapies based on new targets combined with nanodevices is a major challenge in nanomedicine. In this work, the over-expression of a membrane lectin, the cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate receptor (M6PR), was specifically demonstrated in prostate cancer cell lines and tissues. To efficiently… (More)
Biodegradable bridged silsesquioxane (BS) nanomaterials for two-photon-excited (TPE) imaging and therapy of breast cancer cells were described. A versatile synthesis was developed to design monodisperse tetra-alkoxysilylated diamino-diphenylbutadiene or Zn-porphyrin-based nanospheres of 30 to 50 nm.
A two-photon photosensitizer with four triethoxysilyl groups is synthesized through the click reaction. This photosensitizer allows the design of bridged silsesquioxane (BS) nanoparticles through a sol-gel process; moreover, gold core BS shells or BS nanoparticles decorated with gold nanospheres are synthesized. An enhancement of the two-photon properties… (More)
A therapy of cancer cells: Two-photon-triggered camptothecin delivery with nanoimpellers was studied in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. A fluorophore with a high two-photon absorption cross-section was first incorporated in the nanoimpellers. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) from the fluorophore to the azobenzene moiety was demonstrated.