A simple phthalazine derivative 13-(4-bromophenyl)-3,3-dimethyl-3,4-dihydro-1H-indazolo[1,2-b] phthalazine-1,6,11(2H,13H)-trione (IDP) was synthesized by Knoevenagel condensation with Michael addition reaction. The present articles deals with preparation of highly fluorescent nanoparticles as prepared drug (IDP) by simple reprecipitation method using single aqueous solvent. The DLS measurement predicted the 150 nm size of a synthesized IDP NPs. Furthermore UV–Visible and fluorescence spectroscopy measurement showed a distinct peak for IDP NPs from their parent molecule. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) microphotograph of air dried film of nanoparticles exhibited nanoflakes type and feathery morphology. The highly fluorescent nature of IDP NPs ultimately revealed in high quantum yield than IDP parent molecule. These fluorescent organic nanoflakes then further applied as anticancer agent. Interestingly it showed better activity than IDP molecules. Thus this is the first report to use organic nanoflakes as an anticancer agent, which may open new avenues in medical field's and related sciences.
- Anticancer activity
- Fluorescent organic nanoparticle
- IDP synthesis
- Molecular docking
- Photophysical properties