Organic molecule-based photothermal agents: An expanding photothermal therapy universe

Hyo Sung Jung, Peter Verwilst, Amit Sharma, Jinwoo Shin, Jonathan L. Sessler, Jong Seung Kim

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Over the last decade, organic photothermal therapy (PTT) agents have attracted increasing attention as a potential complement for, or alternative to, classical drugs and sensitizers involving inorganic nanomaterials. In this tutorial review, we provide a structured description of the main classes of organic photothermal agents and their characteristics. Representative agents that have been studied in the context of photothermal therapy since 2000 are summarized and recent advances in using PTT agents to address various cancers indications are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2280-2297
Number of pages18
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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