Graphene-Like Structures as Cages for Doxorubicin

Authored by: Iva Blazkova , Pavel Kopel , Marketa Vaculovicova , Vojtech Adam , Rene Kizek

Graphene Science Handbook

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781466591370
eBook ISBN: 9781466591387
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19461-8

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Abstract

Carbon nanomaterials including graphene belong to the most intensively explored in materials science. Extraordinary physicochemical and structural properties, and biocompatibility of graphene and graphene oxide predestine them for many potential applications including photocatalysis, electrochemistry, electronics, and optoelectronics. Moreover, the two-dimensional (2D) layer of sp2-bonded carbon atoms and the high specific surface area are very promising platforms for biomedical applications. In this chapter, we describe recent results on employing graphene and its oxide in the diagnosis and treatment of tumor diseases. Various drug delivery systems are discussed. Moreover, we give a brief discussion on the challenges and perspectives of these materials for future progress in the field of biomedical applications.

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