In our study, hybrid gold/iron oxide loaded thermoresponsive micelles were synthesized for combined hyperthermia and chemotherapy, and optical imaging. Polymeric micelles made of amphiphilic block copolymer of poly(N- isopropylacrylamide-co-acry-lamide)-block-poly(ε-caprolactone) were conjugated with gold/iron oxide particles which are self-assembled at the hydrophobic polymer core. Thermal sensitivity and magnetic and optical properties of the hybrid gold/iron oxide micelles were investigated for the combined therapy and optical imaging.
- Drug delivery
- Gold nanoparticles
- Hybrid nanoparticles
- Magnetic nanoparticles
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering