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Carbon Nanocage: Super-Adsorber of Intercalators for DNA Protection

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In this research, we report the binding behaviors of two kinds of intercalators, methyl violet and 3,6diaminoacridine hydrochloride, to various mesoporous materials, carbon nanocage, mesoporous carbon CMK-3, activated carbon, and mesoporous silica SBA-15. Due to its unique cage type structure, carbon nanocage shows greater adsorption capacity than the other adsorbents. In addition, competitive adsorption of methyl violet between DNA and mesoporous materials confirmed that carbon nanocage can very efficiently inhibit intercalation of methyl violet by DNA. Carbon nanocage might then be useful for entrapment of harmful aromatic molecules.
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Keywords: ADSORPTION; CARBON NANOCAGE; DNA; INTERCALATOR; MESOPOROUS MATERIALS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2011

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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