Ultra-small water-dispersible fluorescent chitosan nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and specific targeting.

@article{Tallury2009UltrasmallWF,
  title={Ultra-small water-dispersible fluorescent chitosan nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and specific targeting.},
  author={Padmavathy Tallury and Satyabrat Kar and Suwussa Bamrungsap and Yu-Fen Huang and Weihong Tan and Swadeshmukul Santra},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={
          2347-9
        }
}
A robust water-in-oil microemulsion method of making water-dispersible ultra-small (<30 nm) size fluorescent chitosan nanoparticles is reported for the first time and specific targeting of these FCNPs to human leukemia cells via aptamer recognition is demonstrated. 

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