Photo-controlled Uptake and Release of Zinc Metal Ions by Spiropyran receptors anchored to Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Citation:Del Canto E., Natali M., Movia D. and Giordani S., Photo-controlled Uptake and Release of Zinc Metal Ions by Spiropyran receptors anchored to Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 17, 2012, 6034 - 6043
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Light controllable release of antinflammatory zinc ions by a smart multifunctional material composed of spiropyrans and single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) is demonstrated. The exploitation of a number of complementary characterization techniques allows the investigation of both composition and performance of the multifunctional SP/SWNT nanomaterial developed. Moreover, its suitability for potential applications in bio-systems is suggested by the effective removal of the metal catalyst and the introduction of biocompatible linkers into the SP/SWNT material. The realization of potential photo controllable SP/SWNTs based drug delivery systems (DDSs) is envisaged, where nanotubes act as intracellular carriers of light modulated receptors for bioactive agents.
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Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
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Keywords:drug delivery systems