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Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoparticles in Cell Metabolism

[ Vol. 13 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Martin Pumera   Pages 251 - 256 ( 6 )

Abstract:


Nanomaterials and nanotechnology is in forefront of materials research. Minimal attention is given to the potential participation of these materials in cell metabolism. Here we review recent efforts to understanding how carbon nanomaterials participate on cell metabolism. First, the introduction to the materials science of graphene, carbon nanotubes and metallic nanoparticles is give. Second, different mechanisms of participation of these materials on the cell metabolism are discussed and elucidated.

Keywords:

Graphene, Carbon nanotube, Cells, Nanomaterials, nanotechnology, nanographite, metallic impurities, arch-evaporation, catalyst nanoparticles, metal oxides, MWCNTs, SWCNTs

Affiliation:

Division of Chemistry&Biological Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371



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