Vibrational Biospectroscopic Studies on Anti-cancer Nanopharmaceuticals (Part I)

  • Alireza Heidari
Keywords: Vibrational spectroscopy; anti-cancer nanopharmaceuticals; spectroscopy techniques; nanocompounds; nanomaterials; mid-infrared spectroscopy; near-infrared spectroscopy; attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared ATR-FTIR spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy


Nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry are two spectroscopy techniques which have been widely used in the anti-cancer nanopharmaceuticals industry to elucidate chemical structure. However, attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is still one of the important methods used in quality control laboratories and generally, it is critically applied to characterize in a solid form and to prepare samples in a minimal form. Today, Raman spectroscopy is widely used in the field of anti-cancer nanopharmaceuticals research and development activities because of its high technology and specific applicability. For the identification, characterization, and investigation of nanopharmacologically active and related nanocompounds as discrete nanomaterials and in formulated products, therefore, the vibrational spectroscopy (a combination of mid-infrared, near-infrared and Raman) is broadly considered.