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Carbon Nanotubes: A Brief Review on Its Use for Biomedical Imaging Purpose

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) belong to the fullerene family, also known as graphene. These graphenes are similar to the graphite sheets and when these are turn up in the cylindrical form they are known as carbon nanotubes. Currently, the most common methods used for CNTs preparation are: Electric-arc-discharge methods, Chemical-vapor-deposition method and Laserablation method. In order to cross the cell membrane, functionalization of the pristine CNTs is performed. Because of the sp2 hybridization and closely packed hexagons in their structure, functionalization of the pristine CNTs can be done easily with either therapeutic agent or the imaging agent. They have wide applications in the field of bio-imaging because of their intrinsic optical, mechanical and electrical properties. They can be used as efficient contrast agents and the biosensors as well as efficient carriers for the delivery of therapeutic or imaging agents.

Authors

1-Husna Khalid
MPhil Candidate, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

2-Muneeba Rafique
MPhil Candidate, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

3-Aimen Qaiser
MPhil Candidate, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

4-Fakhar-Ud-Din
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

5-Gul Shahnaz
Chairperson/ Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Keywords

Carbon-Nano-Tubes, Biomedical, Imaging, Functionalization, Drug Delivery

DOI Number

10.31703/gdddr.2019(IV-I).03


Page Nos

24-33

Volume & Issue

IV - I

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Published: Dec 2019

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