Mao F1,2, Wen L1, Sun C1, Zhang S1, Wang G1, Zeng J1, Wang Y1, Ma J2, Gao M1, Li Z1.
ACS Nano. 2016 Dec 27;10(12):11145-11155. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.6b06067. Epub 2016 Dec 6.Sub-3 nm ultrasmall Bi2Se3 nanodots stabilized with bovine serum albumin were successfully synthesized through a reaction of hydroxyethylthioselenide with bismuth chloride in aqueous solution under ambient conditions. These nanodots exhibit a high photothermal conversion efficiency (η = 50.7%) due to their strong broad absorbance in the near-infrared (NIR) window and serve as a nanotheranostic agent for photoacoustic imaging and photothermal cancer therapy. Read More