Recent strategies to improve boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) for photodynamic cancer therapy: an updated review

Published on Jan 1, 2018in Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences2.408
· DOI :10.1039/C8PP00113H
Chin Siang Kue4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Management and Science University),
Shie Yin Ng2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UM: University of Malaya)
+ 4 AuthorsHong Boon Lee7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UM: University of Malaya)
BODIPYs are photosensitizers activatable by light to generate highly reactive singlet oxygen (1O2) from molecular oxygen, leading to tissue damage in the photoirradiated region. Despite their extraordinary photophysical characteristics, they are not featured in clinical photodynamic therapy. This review discusses the recent advances in the design and/or modifications of BODIPYs since 2013, to improve their potential in photodynamic cancer therapy and related areas.
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