Next Article in Journal
(2E,5E)-2,5-Bis(3-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzylidene) cyclopentanone Exerts Anti-Melanogenesis and Anti-Wrinkle Activities in B16F10 Melanoma and Hs27 Fibroblast Cells
Previous Article in Journal
Structure–Activity Relationship of the Tyrosinase Inhibitors Kuwanon G, Mulberrofuran G, and Albanol B from Morus Species: A Kinetics and Molecular Docking Study
Previous Article in Special Issue
Confinement Effects on Chemical Equilibria: Pentacyano(Pyrazine)Ferrate(II) Stability Changes within Nanosized Droplets of Water
Open AccessFeature PaperReview

Prussian Blue Nanoparticles as a Versatile Photothermal Tool

1
inLAB—Inorganic Nanochemistry Laboratory, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
2
CHT, Centre for Health Technologies, Università di Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Molecules 2018, 23(6), 1414; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23061414
Received: 18 May 2018 / Revised: 7 June 2018 / Accepted: 8 June 2018 / Published: 11 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coordination Chemistry for Devices and Functional Materials)
Prussian blue (PB) is a coordination polymer studied since the early 18th century, historically known as a pigment. PB can be prepared in colloidal form with a straightforward synthesis. It has a strong charge-transfer absorption centered at ~700 nm, with a large tail in the Near-IR range. Irradiation of this band results in thermal relaxation and can be exploited to generate a local hyperthermia by irradiating in the so-called bio-transparent Near-IR window. PB nanoparticles are fully biocompatible (PB has already been approved by FDA) and biodegradable, this making them ideal candidates for in vivo use. While papers based on the imaging, drug-delivery and absorbing properties of PB nanoparticles have appeared and have been reviewed in the past decades, a very recent interest is flourishing with the use of PB nanoparticles as photothermal agents in biomedical applications. This review summarizes the syntheses and the optical features of PB nanoparticles in relation to their photothermal use and describes the state of the art of PB nanoparticles as photothermal agents, also in combination with diagnostic techniques. View Full-Text
Keywords: prussian blue: nanoparticles; photothermal effect; nanomedicine; theranostics prussian blue: nanoparticles; photothermal effect; nanomedicine; theranostics
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Dacarro, G.; Taglietti, A.; Pallavicini, P. Prussian Blue Nanoparticles as a Versatile Photothermal Tool. Molecules 2018, 23, 1414.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop