Articles | 2005

Chemical Communications, 2005, (5): 571-7

Biomedical applications of functionalised carbon nanotubes

A. Bianco, K. Kostarelos, C.D. Partidos, M. Prato

The organic functionalisation of carbon nanotubes can improve substantially their solubility and biocompatibility profile; as a consequence, their manipulation and integration into biological systems has become possible so that functionalised carbon nanotubes hold currently strong promise as novel systems for the delivery of drugs, antigens and genes.

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