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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The microwave-assisted functionalization of carbon nanohorns (CNHs) via [2+1] nitrenes cycloaddition, providing well dispersible hybrid materials possessing aziridino-rings covalently grafted onto the graphitic network of CNHs, was accomplished, while condensation of hydroxy-functionalized CNHs with thioctic acid, furnishing an endocyclic disulfide bond(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)
The diastereoselective tandem Michael-intramolecular Wittig reactions of a five-membered cyclic phosphonium ylide 2 using 8-phenylmenthyl enoates were examined. The reaction of the phosphonium ylide with 8-phenylmenthyl cinnamate followed by the hydrolysis of the resulting enol ether 4a afforded (3R,4S)-4-(diphenylphosphinyl)-3-phenylcycloheptanone(More)