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Coordination-based molecular nanomaterials for biomedically relevant applications
Wang, Chunfei1; Wang, Wenjing2; Tan, Jingyun1; Zhang, Xuanjun1; Yuan, Daqiang2; Zhou, Hong Cai3
Source PublicationCoordination Chemistry Reviews

Molecular nanomaterials built with well-defined chemical structures, accurate molecular weights and high synthetic reproducibility, have emerged as an exciting new branch of nanomaterials. Meaningfully, they perfectly fill the gap between small molecules and conventional nanomaterials. Nevertheless, coordination-based molecular nanomaterials are especially attractive due to their diverse structures and multifunctionalities combining merits of both organic components and metal ions. This review highlights recent progresses of coordination-based molecular nanomaterials mainly involving biomedically relevant applications, such as biosensing, bioimaging and therapy. Three typical coordination-based molecular nanomaterials were emphasized: (1) Organometallic carborane nanoclusters showed high amount of boron, as well as varieties of optical properties by the incorporation between metals/metal complexes and carborane, make a great contribution to bioimaging and boron neutron capture therapy. (2) Atomically precise metal nanoclusters cascading metals as a whole, thus possessing intriguing structures and diverse optical properties, which are superior in biosensing, bioimaging and phototherapy. (3) Metal-organic nanocages assembled as containers play an important role in biosensing and biomolecular delivery because of host–guest interactions, and they also display excellent DNA binding for antitumor. Finally, the current challenges and perspectives for the further trend are also discussed. The overview will lead timely recognition of coordination-based molecular nanomaterials and hopefully stimulate their fast development.

KeywordAtomically Precise Metal Nanoclusters Biomedically Relevant Applications Coordination-based Molecular Nanomaterials Metal-organic Nanocages Organometallic Carborane Nanoclusters
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WOS Research AreaChemistry
WOS SubjectChemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
WOS IDWOS:000640183700002
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85102649439
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CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Xuanjun; Yuan, Daqiang; Zhou, Hong Cai
Affiliation1.Cancer Centre and Centre of Reproduction, Development and Aging, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Macau SAR, 999078, China
2.State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, 350002, China
3.Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, 77842-3012, United States
First Author AffilicationCentre of Reproduction, Development and Aging
Corresponding Author AffilicationCentre of Reproduction, Development and Aging
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Wang, Chunfei,Wang, Wenjing,Tan, Jingyun,et al. Coordination-based molecular nanomaterials for biomedically relevant applications[J]. Coordination Chemistry Reviews,2021,438.
APA Wang, Chunfei,Wang, Wenjing,Tan, Jingyun,Zhang, Xuanjun,Yuan, Daqiang,&Zhou, Hong Cai.(2021).Coordination-based molecular nanomaterials for biomedically relevant applications.Coordination Chemistry Reviews,438.
MLA Wang, Chunfei,et al."Coordination-based molecular nanomaterials for biomedically relevant applications".Coordination Chemistry Reviews 438(2021).
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