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Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacological Potential of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes

  • The first contributed volume to feature the recent developments which solely involve the pharmacological and biomaterials applications as well as the chemical properties of fullerenes

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

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Biomedical Applications of Functionalised Carbon Nanotubes

    • Alberto Bianco, Raquel Sainz, Shouping Li, Hélène Dumortier, Lara Lacerda, Kostas Kostarelos et al.
    Pages 23-50
  3. Antioxidant Properties of Water-Soluble Fullerene Derivatives

    • Florian Beuerle, Russell Lebovitz, Andreas Hirsch
    Pages 51-78
  4. Fullerenes as Photosensitizers in Photodynamic Therapy

    • Pawel Mroz, George P. Tegos, Hariprasad Gali, Timothy Wharton, Tadeusz Sarna, Michael R. Hamblin
    Pages 79-106
  5. Photodynamic Inactivation of Enveloped Viruses by Fullerene: Study of Efficacy and Safety

    • Vladimir V. Zarubaev, Inna Belousova, Vladimir Rylkov, Alexander Slita, Alexey Sirotkin, Pavel Anfimov et al.
    Pages 107-121
  6. Effects of Photoexcited Fullerene C60-Composites in Normal and Transformed Cells

    • S. V. Prylutska, I. I. Grynyuk, O. P. Matyshevska, A. A. Golub, A. P. Burlaka, Yu. I. Prylutskyy et al.
    Pages 123-137
  7. Biological Effects in Cell Cultures of Fullerene C60: Dependence on Aggregation State

    • Levon B. Piotrovsky, Mikhail Yu. Eropkin, Elena M. Eropkina, Marina A. Dumpis, Oleg I. Kiselev
    Pages 139-155
  8. Applications of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery in Oncology

    • Nicole H. Levi-Polyachenko, David L. Carroll, John H. Stewart IV
    Pages 223-266
  9. Pharmacological Applications of Biocompatible Carbon Nanotubes and Their Emerging Toxicology Issues

    • Tae-Joon Park, Jeffrey G. Martin, Robert J. Linhardt
    Pages 283-316
  10. Cellular Nanotubes: Membrane Channels for Intercellular Communication

    • 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.

Keywords

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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Lupi Chemical Research Institute, Rome, Italy

    Franco Cataldo

  • Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

    Tatiana Ros

Bibliographic Information

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-6845-4
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  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 279.99
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Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)