Biological Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

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Carbon nanotubes are novel materials with unique physical and chemical properties, and have been considered for use in numerous technological applications. More recently, attention has turned to the unique biological and medical properties of these materials. In this review, the processing, chemical properties, physical properties, nucleic acid interaction, cell interaction, and toxicologic properties of nanotubes are described. Finally, future directions in this area are discussed.

Keywords: BIOCOMPATIBILITY; CARBON NANOTUBE; DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID; TISSUE ENGINEERING; TOXICITY

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2007.655

Publication date: April 1, 2007

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