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Carbon Based Nanomaterials as Drug Carriers

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The formation of carbon-based nanomaterials with different physical, chemical, and electronic properties depends on the structural configuration and hybridization of the carbon. Carbon is the basis of organic chemistry due to its ability to make three hybrids: sp, sp2, and sp3. In this way, numerous carbon-based nanomaterials can be formed, including graphene, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, nanodiamonds, and carbon dots. Carbon-based nanomaterials are widely used in many applications due to many unique physicals, chemical, and electronic properties including thermal and electrical conductivity, high mechanical strength, and optical properties. Functionalization of them presents some specific characteristics that make them useful for wide range of applications, among them development of carbon-based drug delivery systems, as they possess sufficient surface-to-volume ratio, thermal conductivity, rigid structural properties capable of postchemical modification, and excellent biocompatibility.

This special issue is aimed at exploring these carbon-based nanomaterials for use as multifaceted drug carriers and is intended to demonstrate the potential of carbon-based nanomaterials to improve therapeutic strategies for a wide range of diseases in either bare or functionalized/doped/combined with other materials or constituents.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New synthesis strategies and formulations for carbon nanomaterials
  • Functionalization requirements and methods for carbon nanomaterials as drug delivery systems
  • Carbon-based hybrids and composites as drug delivery systems
  • Targeted drug delivery with
  • Carbon-based theranostics
  • Design requirements for drug delivery proposes
  • Toxicokinetics, nanotoxicity, and efficacy of carbon-based nanomaterials
  • Drug release kinetics and transport mechanisms

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 5 October 2018
Publication DateFebruary 2019

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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