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Trends in Carbon Nanotubes-Based Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

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This Research Topic is published in coordination with the 2021 5th International Conference on Green Composite Materials and Nanotechnology

Recently, carbon and carbon-based materials have become one of the hot research topics owing to their promising chemical, electrical, optical, and physical properties. Especially, since the discovery of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in 1991, research on CNTs, including single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT), has increased rapidly. Notably, owing to their tunable morphological attributes and physicochemical properties, CNTs-based nanomaterials offer a tremendous opportunity to obtain different adjustable properties, such as fluorescence, magnetism, optical, affinity, adsorption, and degradability, among others. In addition, the functionalization of CNTs with various organic groups, polymers, peptides, and/or proteins could improve their solubility, biocompatibility, and functionalibty for different biomedical applications.

Currently, the most studies of CNTs-based nanomaterials are under investigation in laboratories. However, a critical concern related to CNTs-based nanomaterials in biomedical applications is their biodegradability and toxicity. Therefore, the development of CNTs-based nanomaterials with good biodegradability or low toxicity is an essential step of scientific research in the future. The purpose of this special issue is to promote outstanding research concerning all aspects in the realm of CNTs-based nanomaterials for biomedical applications, focusing on the trends in the theoretical advances, synthesis, and applicability of diverse, versatile CNTs materials and their utilization in diverse biomedical applications. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

- Synthesis of functionalized CNTs with low toxicity

- Synthesis of functionalized CNTs with good biodegradability

- Biosafety assessment of CNTs-based nanomaterials

- CNTs-based nanomaterials for drug delivery

- CNTs-based nanomaterials for gene therapy

- CNTs-based nanomaterials for diagnosis

- CNTs-based nanomaterials for theranostics

- CNTs-based nanomaterials for bioimaging

- Modified CNTs-based nanomaterials for biosensors

- Modification of CNTs-based nanomaterials for neuronal growth

- Functional CNTs-based nanomaterials for regenerative medicine

- Assembly of functional structures and devices based on CNTs-based nanomaterials

- Novel biomedical applications of CNTs-based nanomaterials


Keywords: CNTs-based nanomaterials, Biomedical Application, Functionalization, Biodegradability, Tunable Morphological Attributes, Physicochemical Properties


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This Research Topic is published in coordination with the 2021 5th International Conference on Green Composite Materials and Nanotechnology

Recently, carbon and carbon-based materials have become one of the hot research topics owing to their promising chemical, electrical, optical, and physical properties. Especially, since the discovery of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in 1991, research on CNTs, including single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT), has increased rapidly. Notably, owing to their tunable morphological attributes and physicochemical properties, CNTs-based nanomaterials offer a tremendous opportunity to obtain different adjustable properties, such as fluorescence, magnetism, optical, affinity, adsorption, and degradability, among others. In addition, the functionalization of CNTs with various organic groups, polymers, peptides, and/or proteins could improve their solubility, biocompatibility, and functionalibty for different biomedical applications.

Currently, the most studies of CNTs-based nanomaterials are under investigation in laboratories. However, a critical concern related to CNTs-based nanomaterials in biomedical applications is their biodegradability and toxicity. Therefore, the development of CNTs-based nanomaterials with good biodegradability or low toxicity is an essential step of scientific research in the future. The purpose of this special issue is to promote outstanding research concerning all aspects in the realm of CNTs-based nanomaterials for biomedical applications, focusing on the trends in the theoretical advances, synthesis, and applicability of diverse, versatile CNTs materials and their utilization in diverse biomedical applications. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

- Synthesis of functionalized CNTs with low toxicity

- Synthesis of functionalized CNTs with good biodegradability

- Biosafety assessment of CNTs-based nanomaterials

- CNTs-based nanomaterials for drug delivery

- CNTs-based nanomaterials for gene therapy

- CNTs-based nanomaterials for diagnosis

- CNTs-based nanomaterials for theranostics

- CNTs-based nanomaterials for bioimaging

- Modified CNTs-based nanomaterials for biosensors

- Modification of CNTs-based nanomaterials for neuronal growth

- Functional CNTs-based nanomaterials for regenerative medicine

- Assembly of functional structures and devices based on CNTs-based nanomaterials

- Novel biomedical applications of CNTs-based nanomaterials


Keywords: CNTs-based nanomaterials, Biomedical Application, Functionalization, Biodegradability, Tunable Morphological Attributes, Physicochemical Properties


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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04 September 2021 Abstract
02 January 2022 Manuscript

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02 January 2022 Manuscript

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