Biocompatible dispersions of carbon nanotubes: A potential tool for intracellular transport of anticancer drugs

Antonello Di Crescenzo, Diana Velluto, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Antonella Fontana

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Abstract

The use of the biocompatible amphiphilic diblock copolymer poly(ethylene glycol-b-propylene sulfide) (PEG44PPS20) allows a tuned loading of doxorubicin onto the surface of non-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes and an efficient cell internalization. The obtained multi-walled carbon nanotube-based systems show enhanced cytotoxic activity with respect to non-vehicled doxorubicin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-928
Number of pages4
JournalNanoscale
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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