Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacological Potential of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes

  • Franco Cataldo
  • Tatiana Da Ros

Part of the Carbon Materials: Chemistry and Physics book series (CMCP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alberto Bianco, Raquel Sainz, Shouping Li, Hélène Dumortier, Lara Lacerda, Kostas Kostarelos et al.
    Pages 23-50
  3. Florian Beuerle, Russell Lebovitz, Andreas Hirsch
    Pages 51-78
  4. Pawel Mroz, George P. Tegos, Hariprasad Gali, Timothy Wharton, Tadeusz Sarna, Michael R. Hamblin
    Pages 79-106
  5. Vladimir V. Zarubaev, Inna Belousova, Vladimir Rylkov, Alexander Slita, Alexey Sirotkin, Pavel Anfimov et al.
    Pages 107-121
  6. S. V. Prylutska, I. I. Grynyuk, O. P. Matyshevska, A. A. Golub, A. P. Burlaka, Yu. I. Prylutskyy et al.
    Pages 123-137
  7. Levon B. Piotrovsky, Mikhail Yu. Eropkin, Elena M. Eropkina, Marina A. Dumpis, Oleg I. Kiselev
    Pages 139-155
  8. Nicole H. Levi-Polyachenko, David L. Carroll, John H. Stewart IV
    Pages 223-266
  9. Tae-Joon Park, Jeffrey G. Martin, Robert J. Linhardt
    Pages 283-316
  10. Raquel Negrão Carvalho, Hans-Hermann Gerdes
    Pages 363-372
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 373-408

About this book


Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacological Potential of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes features important insights into the applications of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. It discusses the fullerene and nanotubes derivatives which are effective against viruses, cells, and bacteria and those which are able to interact and inhibit certain enzymes. Also covered in this book are the formation of complex structures between biologically active molecules and carbon materials. Furthermore, the application of fullerenes in certain medical therapies is explored, including the very recent discovery of new bio-compatible media which could be used as carriers in the delivery of fullerenes in vivo. An additional topic of this text is the formation of hybrids between nanotubes and biological molecules and their use as chemical sensors.

Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacological Potential of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes will be a useful tool of reference for researchers, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in the Chemical, Biomedical, and Materials sciences.


Biomaterial Biomedical application Fulleren HIV Nanomaterial Nanomaterials Nanotube biomedical applications carbon nanotubes fullerenes medicinal chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Franco Cataldo
    • 1
  • Tatiana Da Ros
    • 2
  1. 1.Lupi Chemical Research InstituteRomeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze FarmaceuticheUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly

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