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Studies on Graphene-Based Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

  • Je Min Yoo

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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About this book

Introduction

This thesis presents various applications of graphene-based nanomaterials, especially in biomedicine. Graphene and its derivatives have gained enormous attention from scientists in all fields of study due to many unprecedented properties. The initial scientific attention was focused on the development of transparent flexible electrodes by exploiting two-dimensional graphene film’s extraordinary electrical and physical properties. Recently, given an increasing evidence of dispersed graphene-based nanomaterials’ biocompatibility, researchers have endeavored to employ these materials in other studies relevant to biomedical technologies.

In this respect, the thesis provides a comprehensive review on the synthesis, toxicity, and a few of the key biomedical applications in the first chapter. The following chapter discusses the use of a graphene film as a novel catalyst to oxidatively destroy phenols, which are known to be potentially mutagenic and carcinogenic. Finally, and most importantly, the last chapter introduces the therapeutic role of graphene quantum dots, the smallest graphene-based nanomaterials, for Parkinson’s disease. The results are promising for the use of graphene quantum dots as the basis of future clinical drug candidates for neurodegenerative disorders. 

Keywords

Graphene-based Nanomaterials Fluorescence Bio-imaging Catalytic Degradation of Phenols Recyclable CVD Grapehene Films Graphene Quantum Dots α-synucleinopathy

Authors and affiliations

  • Je Min Yoo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, The Graduate SchoolSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2233-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-2232-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-2233-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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