Fullerenes: prospects of using in medicine, biology and ecology Cover Image

Фулерени: перспективи практичного застосування в медицині, біології та екології
Fullerenes: prospects of using in medicine, biology and ecology

Author(s): D. V. Schur, Z. Z. Matysina, S. Y. Zaginaichenko, N.P. Botsva, О.V. Elina
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law, Human Ecology, Sociobiology
Published by: Дніпропетровський національний університет імені Олеся Гончара
Keywords: medicine; biology; ecology; Fullerenes;

Summary/Abstract: Results of our own research and academic literature data on the properties of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes are analysed and summarized. Chemical stability of the structure and low toxicity of fullerenes determine their usage in medical chemistry, pharmacology and cosmetology. Due to its mechanical strength the nanotubes have become the basis of clean construction and barrier materials. It is shown that a matrix based on fullerit C60 can be obtained. It allows to store up to 7.7 wt. % hydrogen with formation of hydrofullerit C60H60. The usage of fullerenes for accumulation and storage of hydrogen enhances the prospects of clean hydrogen energy development.

  • Issue Year: 20/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 139-145
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Ukrainian