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Table 5 Comparison of the QD–FA–DOX nanoconjugates

From: Quantum dots as targeted doxorubicin drug delivery nanosystems in human lung cancer cells

Nanoconjugate Size
[nm]
PDI DOX content
[%]
Ref
Ag2S NIRQD–PEG–FA–DOX 27 0.291 3.67 Duman et al. 2017
ZnO:Mn+2 QD–CHI–FA–DOX 29.4 0.228  −  Bajwa et al. 2016
MSNs-CDs@FA–DOX 75  −  2.5 Zhao et al. 2019
QD–MUA–FA–DOX 15.1 0.159 4.6 This work
QD–Cys–FA–DOX 17.6 0.145 5.4
QD–LA–FA–DOX 22.5 0.159 3.9
  1. Ag2S NIRQDs Ag2S near-infrared quantum dots, CDs carbon dots, CHI chitosan, Cys L-cysteine, DOX doxorubicin, FA folic acid, LA lipoic acid, MSNs amino-modified mesoporous silica nanoparticles, MUA 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid, PDI polydispersity index, PEG amine–polyethylene glycol–valeric acid