Carbon Nanotubes and its Toxicity
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Suman Lata, Bhawana Sharma, C. S. Pundir and Rajesh Dabur
Many researchers are fascinated by carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as it is one of
the most exploited and unique engineered nano-materials in biomedical application.
Inspite fascinating properties, CNTs was also questioned for their biocompatibility.
CNTs have remarkable properties such as small size, conductivity, mechanical strength
and surface chemistry. Due to these properties, CNTs are exploited in biomedical
applications therefore there is a need for the assessment of toxicity of CNTs.
Researchers monitor the toxicity level of CNTS both in vitro and in vivo. Various tests
are available to determine the cytotoxicity level of CNTs. This chapter describes the
various aspects of toxicity related to CNTs.
Cellular toxicity analysis, CNTs, In vivo and in vitro toxicity of
CNTs, Mechanism of CNT toxicity, Toxicity.
Department of Biochemistry, Maharshi Dayanand University University in Rohtak, 124001; Haryana, India.