Toshinari Ichihashi

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Cisplatin (CDDP) was incorporated inside single-wall carbon nanohorns with holes opened (SWNHox) by a nanoprecipitation method that involved dispersion of CDDP and SWNHox in a solvent followed by the solvent evaporation. The incorporated CDDP quantity increased from the previously reported value of 15 to 46%, and the total released quantity of CDDP also(More)
Single-walled carbon nanohorns (SWNHs) are single-graphene tubules that have shown high potential for drug delivery systems. In drug delivery, it is essential to quantitatively determine biodistribution and ultrastructural localization. However, to date, these determinations have not been successfully achieved. In this report, we describe for the first time(More)
The tubulization process of amorphous carbon nanopillars was observed in situ by transmis-sion electron microscopy. Amorphous carbon nanopillars were transformed into graphitic tubules by annealing at 650-900 degrees C in the presence of iron nanoparticles. A molten catalyst nanoparticle penetrated an amorphous carbon nanopillar, dissolving it, and leaving(More)
We succeeded in large-scale preparation of single-wall carbon nanohorns (SWNH) encapsulating C60 molecules in a liquid phase at room temperature using a "nano-precipitation" method, that is, complete evaporation of the toluene from a C60-SWNH-toluene mixture. The C60 molecules were found to occupy 6-36% of the hollow space inside the SWNH, depending on the(More)
A facile approach for the covalent functionalization of carbon nanohorns (CNHs) based on the benzyne cycloaddition reaction is presented. The benzynes were in situ generated from either anthranilic acid by decomposition of the internal benzenediazonium-2-carboxylate or from 2-(trimethylsilyl)-phenyl triflate by fluoride ion attack at the silicon atom(More)
Carbon nanohorns (CNHs) have been decorated with palladium and platinum nanoparticles, which are prepared in-situ, with the aid of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS), by the self-regulated reduction of palladium acetate and chloroplatinic acid, respectively. The latter acts as a reducing agent for the metal ions, while at the same time, aids the solubilisation(More)
Electrically conductive carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with high aspect ratios emit electrons at low electric fields, thus applications to large-area field emission (FE) devices with CNT cathodes are attractive to save energy consumption. However, the poor dispersion and easy bundling properties of CNTs in solvents have hindered this progress. We have solved these(More)
New metallo-nanostructured materials of carbon nanohorns (CNHs), within the family of elongated carbon nanotubes, have been prepared by the coordination of copper(II)-2,2':6',2' '-terpyridine (Cu(II)tpy) with oxidized carbon nanohorns (CNHs-COOH). The resulted CNHs-COO-Cu(II)tpy metallo-nanocomplexes have been characterized by diverse analytical(More)
Globular aggregates of carbon nanohorns (CNHs) often contain graphite-like thin sheets (GLSs), and providing different functions to CNHs and GLSs would expand the possible applications of the CNH-GLS aggregates. We show that the GLS edges can be carboxylated selectively by immersing the aggregates in an aqueous solution of H2O2 at room temperature for 1(More)
Nanocarbons have many potential medical applications. Drug delivery, diagnostic imaging, and photohyperthermia therapy, especially in the treatment of tumors, have attracted interest. For the further advancement of these application studies, the microscopic localization of nanocarbons in tumor tissues and cells is a prerequisite. In this study, carbon(More)