Functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticle-based visible light responsive controlled release delivery systemNikola Ž. Knežević, Brian G. Trewyn, Victor S.-Y. Lin
- Chemical Communications, January 2011, Royal Society of Chemistry
- DOI: 10.1039/c0cc04424e
Visible light responsive drug delivery from mesoporous silica nanoparticles
What is it about?
A nanodevice is constructed in which molecules are entrapped inside the pores of a nanomaterial and are incapable of leaving the material unless exposed to visible light irradiation.
Why is it important?
The nanodevice is capable of efficient delivery of entrapped molecules upon desired stimulation with visible light, which may be applied for visible light-targeted treatment of cancer.