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Carbonbased nanomaterials-polymer conjugates and their biomedical applications (VL 21249) SS 2014

Outline

Introduction

Nanomedicine, the medicine of tomorrow

Fullerenes

History and structure
Functionalization of fullerenes by dry and wet approaches
Fullerene polymers
Biological activity and potential application of fullerene-polymer conjugates in nanomedicine
Photothermal therapy by using fullerenes
Fullerenes as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy
Fullerenes in diagnosis

Carbon nanotubes

History, structure, and properties
Functionalization of carbon nanotubes; covalent and noncovalent approaches
Grafting from
Grafting to
Functionalization of carbon nanotubes by polymers
Carbon nanotube-polymer conjugates in nanomedicine
Carbon nanotube base drug delivery systems
Toxicity of carbon nanotubes
Factors that dominate toxicity of carbon nanotubes and strategies to overcome this problem

Graphene and graphene oxide

Interactions between graphene sheets and living cells

History, structure
Graphene oxide and graphene-polymer conjugates promising systems for biomedical applications
Graphene based anticancer drug delivery systems
Photothermal therapy
Antiviruses and antibacterial properties of graphene sheets