Mesoporous carbon nanoshells for high hydrophobic drug loading, multimodal optical imaging, controlled drug release, and synergistic therapy.


Loading and controlled release of sufficient hydrophobic drugs to tumor cells has been the bottleneck in chemotherapy for decades. Herein we report the development of a fluorescent and mesoporous carbon nanoshell (FMP-CNS) that exhibits a loading capacity for the hydrophobic drug paclitaxel (PTX) as high as ∼80 wt% and releases the drug in a controllable… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c6nr07894j


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