Title: "Encapsulation of Inorganic Payloads into Carbon Nanotubes with Potential Application in Therapy and Diagnosis"
Friday, 14 July 2017Time:
Sala d'actes Carles MiravitllesAbstract:
Carbon nanotubes present a relatively novel group of materials with potential application in different scientific fields. The scope of this Thesis is to benefit from their inner cavities to encapsulate biomedically relevant payloads. Carbon nanotubes allow the confinement of selected materials within their walls, preventing their leakage and, as a consequence, undesired effects of such materials to the surrounding media. This makes filled carbon nanotubes very elegant vectors for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases. Reducing the catalyst content in carbon nanotube samples, filling and removal of external non-encapsulated material have been investigated, together with the synthesis of dry samarium(III) chloride, synthesis of multi-walled carbon nanocapsules and their effect on cellular toxicity.
Supervisor: Dr. Gerard Tobias Rossell
Tutor: José Peral Pérez
- President: Enric Bertran Serra, UB, Spain
- Secretary: Josep Ros Badosa, UAB, Spain
- Vocal: Christoph Salzmann, UCL, UK