Carbon Nanotubes: From Bench Chemistry to Promising Biomedical Applications

Giorgia Pastorin

January 31, 2011 by Pan Stanford
Reference - 156 Pages - 83 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9789814241687 - CAT# N10419


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  • Includes a simplified description of different topics related to carbon nanotubes and a detailed index for readers, so that young scientists and researchers outside their field of expertise can familiarize themselves with the subject easily
  • Discusses how carbon nanotubes can be physically and chemically manipulated to become suitable tools for cancer therapy, drug delivery, gene expression, etc. To that purpose, many synthetic procedures and images have been included in each chapter
  • Features a special session devoted to the cautious evaluation of potential hazards attributed to carbon nanotubes, in terms of their use as delivery systems and their effects associated with prolonged environmental exposure


This book represents a critical evaluation of the most recent discoveries about carbon nanotubes and includes a cautious description of their impact on personal health and environmental pollution. It also offers an overview of the main research groups around the world which have been focusing their efforts on the exploitation of this intriguing material, with the purpose of inspiring young scientists to follow their pathway.

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