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Recent Advances in Nanoparticle Shape and Composition Regulation Based on Galvanic Replacement for Cancer Treatment

Version 1 : Received: 13 July 2018 / Approved: 13 July 2018 / Online: 13 July 2018 (05:11:21 CEST)

How to cite: Shin, W.; Kang, K.; Jang, H. Recent Advances in Nanoparticle Shape and Composition Regulation Based on Galvanic Replacement for Cancer Treatment. Preprints 2018, 2018070226 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0226.v1). Shin, W.; Kang, K.; Jang, H. Recent Advances in Nanoparticle Shape and Composition Regulation Based on Galvanic Replacement for Cancer Treatment. Preprints 2018, 2018070226 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0226.v1).

Abstract

Owing to their unique physicochemical properties, nanoparticles are used in a variety of ways in the field of cancer treatment, including imaging, drug delivery, and photothermal and photodynamic therapies. The fascinating properties of nanoparticles are determined by their size, morphology, and constituent elements, and various synthetic methods and post-synthetic techniques have been applied to control these factors. Herein, we present examples of shape and composition control through galvanic replacement, a technique that exploits redox potential differences between elements to induce spontaneous ion-exchange and highlight its specific contributions to cancer treatment applications. The present article identifies the recent advances in nanoparticle formation techniques and discusses the future outlook of the field.

Subject Areas

galvanic replacement; photothermal therapy; drug delivery; nanoparticles; cancer treatment

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