Among the various derivatives of fullerenes, compounds containing carboxyl groups (carboxyfullerenes) occupy a prominent place. The reason is that the introduction of carboxyl groups makes it possible to obtain water-soluble derivatives of highly lipophilic fullerenes. The review deals with matters of synthesis and structure of carboxyfullerenes, the influence of the amount and structure of the addends on the solubility of the entire compound, various aspects of the usage of these compounds as independent biologically active substances and carriers for creation of various delivery systems.

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E V Litasova

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L B Piotrovskiy

FSBSI “Institute of Experimental Medicine”


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