Functionalized carbon nanotubes in drug design and discovery.

  title={Functionalized carbon nanotubes in drug design and discovery.},
  author={Maurizio Prato and Kostas Kostarelos and Alberto Bianco},
  journal={Accounts of chemical research},
  volume={41 1},
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been proposed and actively explored as multipurpose innovative carriers for drug delivery and diagnostic applications. Their versatile physicochemical features enable the covalent and noncovalent introduction of several pharmaceutically relevant entities and allow for rational design of novel candidate nanoscale constructs for drug development. CNTs can be functionalized with different functional groups to carry simultaneously several moieties for targeting, imaging… CONTINUE READING


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