Facile preparation of ion-doped poly(p-phenylenediamine) nanoparticles for photothermal therapy

Chem Commun (Camb). 2018 May 8;54(38):4862-4865. doi: 10.1039/c8cc01100a.


Ion-doped poly(p-phenylenediamine) (Fe-ppd) nanoparticles were prepared at room temperature by using FeCl3 as an oxidant. Fe-ppd exhibited high photothermal conversion efficiency (39.27%) and excellent photostability. In vitro and in vivo evaluation demonstrated that Fe-ppd could be used as an ideal photothermal agent for photothermal therapy for the first time.