25. Biomedical Applications of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials

  1. Debasis Bagchi PhD, MACN, CNS, MAIChE2,
  2. Manashi Bagchi PhD, FACN3,
  3. Hiroyoshi Moriyama PhD, FACN4 and
  4. Fereidoon Shahidi PhD, FACS, FAOCS, FCIC, FCIFST, FIAFoST, FIFT, FRSC5
  1. Sunil K. Singh,
  2. Paresh P. Kulkarni and
  3. Debabrata Dash

Published Online: 4 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118451915.ch25

Bio-Nanotechnology: A Revolution in Food, Biomedical and Health Sciences

Bio-Nanotechnology: A Revolution in Food, Biomedical and Health Sciences

How to Cite

Singh, S. K., Kulkarni, P. P. and Dash, D. (2013) Biomedical Applications of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials, in Bio-Nanotechnology: A Revolution in Food, Biomedical and Health Sciences (eds D. Bagchi, M. Bagchi, H. Moriyama and F. Shahidi), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118451915.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas, USA

  2. 3

    NutriToday LLC, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 4

    Showa Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan

  4. 5

    Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Author Information

  1. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 18 JAN 2013

Book Series:

  1. Functional Food Science and Technology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fereidoon Shahidi PhD, FACS, FAOCS, FCIC, FCIFST, FIAFoST, FIFT, FRSC

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670378

Online ISBN: 9781118451915

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Keywords:

  • carbon-based nanomaterials;
  • fullerenes;
  • nanodiamond;
  • carbon nanotubes;
  • graphene;
  • surface modification;
  • nanomedicine;
  • biomedical applications;
  • toxicity

Summary

Carbon-based nanomaterials and their derivatives have triggered extensive research and promise to be some of the key materials in nanotechnology. Unlike other existing materials, carbon nanomaterials have found many scientific and technological applications in diverse areas. The wide range of superior properties (mechanical, electrical, optical and thermal) that are inherent in carbon nanostructures, specifically nanotubes and graphene, and the simplicity of their structures have played an important role in the current rapid expansion of fundamental studies of these materials and their potential use in nanotechnology. Based on their novel electronic and optical properties and their controllable chemical functionality, carbon nanostructures are expected to be used in several applications, including nanoelectronics and energy research, as well as biomedical areas such as biosensors, cellular imaging, drug delivery, photothermal therapy and diagnostics. Realizing the immense potential of carbon nanomaterials for applications in biology and medicine, we shall review recent advances in this field and discuss the outlook for the future.