Degree of chemical functionalization of carbon nanotubes determines tissue distribution and excretion profile

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  • External authors:
  • Khuloud T. Al-Jamal
  • Antonio Nunes
  • Laura Methven
  • Hanene Ali-Boucetta
  • Shouping Li
  • Francesca M. Toma
  • M. Antonia Herrero
  • Wafa T. Al-Jamal
  • Huub M M Tena Eikelder
  • Julie Foster
  • Stephen Mather
  • Maurizio Prato
  • Alberto Bianco


Getting rid of the tubes: An assessment of the retention of functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) in the organs of mice was carried out using single photon emission computed tomography and quantitative scintigraphy (see scheme). Increasing the degree of functionalization on MWNTs enhanced renal clearance, while lower functionalization promoted reticuloendethelial system accumulation. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6389-6393
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2012