pH stimulus-disaggregated BODIPY: an activated photodynamic/photothermal sensitizer applicable to tumor ablation.


State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Collaborative Innovation Center for Chemistry and Molecular Medicine, Hunan University, Changsha, 410082, P. R. China. [Email]


Herein, we report a pH stimulus-disaggregated BODIPY sensitizer (PTS) with low background-toxicity for achieving activated photodynamic/photothermal tumor therapy. Both the photodynamic and photothermal properties of PTS can be activated under acidic conditions, and PTS exhibits excellent antitumor properties, which is revealed by both in vitro and in vivo tests.

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