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General Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (1): 170021-170021.DOI: 10.21127/yaoyigc20170021

Special Issue: Bioimaging

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Conjugated Polymers for NIR-I and NIR-II Imaging

Ye Liu,a Jun Yuan,a Věra Cimrová,b Yingping Zou*,a()   

  1. a College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083, China
    b Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Heyrovsky Sq. 2,162 06 Prague 6, Czech Republic
  • Received:2017-11-19 Accepted:2017-12-25 Online:2018-03-21 Published:2018-03-22
  • Contact: Yingping Zou
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In vivo biological imaging in first near-infrared window (NIR-I, 700-900 nm) and the second near-infrared window (NIR-II, 1000-1700 nm) using conjugated polymers have recently attracted great interest. Compared with imaging in visible region (400-700 nm), NIR bioimaging can provide deeper tissue penetration and higher spatial resolution due to fewer scattering of longer-wavelength photons. Moreover, most of NIR-I and NIR-II conjugated copolymers have been reported with tunable excitation and emission of fluorophores through modification of their donor-acceptor structures. In this minireview, we focus on the recent advances on chemical synthesis of conjugated polymers and their biological imaging in NIR-I and NIR-II windows.


Key words: bioimaging, NIR-I, NIR-II, conjugated polymers

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