Hybrid organic nanotubes with dual functionalities localized on cylindrical nanochannels control the release of doxorubicin.

@article{Ding2012HybridON,
  title={Hybrid organic nanotubes with dual functionalities localized on cylindrical nanochannels control the release of doxorubicin.},
  author={Wuxiao Ding and Naohiro Kameta and Hiroyuki Minamikawa and Momoyo Wada and Toshimi Shimizu and Mitsutoshi Masuda},
  journal={Advanced healthcare materials},
  year={2012},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={699-706}
}
A method to control the release of the anti-cancer drug doxorubicin (Dox) from cylindrical nanocapsules, known as organic nanotubes (ONTs), is reported. Co-assembly of a tube-forming glycolipid and its hydrophobized analogue yield novel ONTs with both -COOH and hydrophobic benzyloxycarbonyl groups localized on cylindrical nanochannels. The hydrophobicity of… CONTINUE READING