Strategies for preparing fluorescently labelled polymer nanoparticles

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There is great interest in the use of fluorescent polymer nanoparticles as optical imaging agents. When designing and synthesising a fluorescent polymer nanoparticle imaging agent there is a large variety in both the particle formation and dye attachment strategies that can be pursued. In this mini‐review we detail this range of possibilities, illustrating with examples from the literature, and highlighting particular advantages in each case. © 2014 The Authors. Polymer International published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Society of Chemical Industry.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-182
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer International
Issue number2
Early online date27 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015


  • polymer nanoparticle, fluorescence labelling, imaging agent, self-assembly, conjugated polymers