Does black phosphorus hold potential to overcome graphene oxide? A comparative review of their promising application for cancer therapy Articles uri icon


  • Ruiz, Amalia
  • Reina, Giacomo

publication date

  • July 2021

start page

  • 4029

end page

  • 4036


  • 14


  • 3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2516-0230


  • Although graphene oxide (GO) is leading the way in the biomedical field of 2D materials, nanosized black phosphorus (NBP) has recently come to attention for use in this challenging field. A direct comparison between these two materials, in this context, has never been described. Therefore, in this mini-review, we will critically compare the applications of NBP and GO in cancer therapy. Material functionalisation, biodegradation by design, phototherapy and immunotherapy will be summarised. This work aims to inspire researchers in designing the next generation of safe NBP platforms for cancer treatment, taking advantage of the vast experience gained with GO. This journal is