Carbon Nanomaterials in Biomedicine and the Environment

Carbon Nanomaterials in Biomedicine and the Environment

edited by Zulkhair Mansurov

“This book summarizes the recent advances in the use of carbon materials in modern medicine. First, it introduces nanocarbon materials, focusing on those derived from waste biomass, which is followed by their characterization methods. A very important chapter on applications addresses the use of carbons with adsorbed fusicoccin as anticancer drugs or on carbons as entero- and vulnerosorbents, or as blood purification agents. The book presents interesting approaches and certainly can be used as a reference by the professionals and students interested in carbon science or in the medical applications of these important adsorbents.”

Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz, The City College of New York, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814800273
  • Subject: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Published: July 2020
  • Pages: 300

Carbon nanomaterials possess special physical and chemical properties. As adsorbents, they are widely used for the purification of water and other liquids, recovery of valuable substances from liquid and gaseous media, and oil refining and also in petrochemical, wine, oil and fat, and other industries. They can be used in medicine, both for the creation of hemosorption systems that are capable of performing specific purification of blood and other physiological fluids, including removal of various exo- and endotoxicants, and for the construction of highly effective adsorbed probiotics.

The creation of nanostructured carbon-containing materials is one of many rapidly developing research fields and also the theme of this book. The book focuses on the recent developments in the synthesis of nanostructured carbon multifunctional sorbents and covers topics such as fusicoccin compounds as anticancer agents, entero- and vulneurosorption, and blood purification. It will be useful for scientists, chemical industry specialists, professors, and master’s and PhD students of chemical, physical, and biological sciences.