Carbon Nanotubes

Methods and Protocols

  • Kannan Balasubramanian
  • Marko Burghard

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 625)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Functionalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luís F. F. Neves, Ta-Wei Tsai, Naveen R. Palwai, David E. Martyn, Yongqiang Tan, David W. Schmidtke et al.
      Pages 3-8
    3. Changqing Yi, Suijian Qi, Dawei Zhang, Mengsu Yang
      Pages 9-17
    4. Weiwei Chen, Changqing Yi, Tzang Chi-Hung, Shuit-Tong Lee, Mengsu Yang
      Pages 19-26
  3. Toxicity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Dawei Zhang, Changqing Yi, Suijian Qi, Xinsheng Yao, Mengsu Yang
      Pages 41-53
    3. Leying Zhang, Darya Alizadeh, Behnam Badie
      Pages 55-65
    4. Gianni Ciofani, Vittoria Raffa, Orazio Vittorio, Alfred Cuschieri, Tommaso Pizzorusso, Mario Costa et al.
      Pages 67-83
    5. Qingxin Mu, Shumei Zhai, Bing Yan
      Pages 85-94
  4. Trafficking

  5. Scaffolds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Moshe David-Pur, Mark Shein, Yael Hanein
      Pages 171-177
    3. Suijian Qi, Changqing Yi, Dawei Zhang, Mengsu Yang
      Pages 179-194
  6. Biosensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Martin Pumera
      Pages 197-204
    3. Cristina C. Cid, Jordi Riu, Alicia Maroto, F. Xavier Rius
      Pages 213-225
    4. Samuel Sánchez, Esteve Fàbregas, Martin Pumera
      Pages 227-237
    5. Hye-Mi So, Dong-Won Park, Hyunju Chang, Jeong-O Lee
      Pages 239-249
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About this book


Due to their rare combination of high chemical stability, exceptional optical and electrical properties, high surface-to-volume ratio, and high aspect ratio, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have made an enormous impact on materials science, molecular biology, biomedicine, and bioanalytical chemistry. Carbon Nanotubes: Methods and Protocols provides reliable, consistent protocols on the application of CNTs in molecular biology-related fields. These are of vital importance, as the commercially available CNTs differ in purity, agglomeration state, as well as length and diameter distribution, all of which have a profound influence on  the dispersability  and surface properties of the tubes. The volume contains detailed sections on functionalization, toxicity, trafficking, scaffolds, and biosensors, provided by expert researchers from various fields. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Carbon Nanotubes: Methods and Protocols serves to contribute to the achievement of common standards and helps researchers to avoid discrepancies in future biology-related CNT studies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kannan Balasubramanian
    • 1
  • Marko Burghard
    • 2
  1. 1.MPI für FestkörperforschungStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.MPI für FestkörperforschungStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-577-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-579-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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