Properties and biological potential of single wall carbon nanohorns (SWCNH)

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Nanohorns (or nanocons) are formed when pentagons are accumulated at the top of the formed nanocarbon structure. hey are a cone formed by one layer of graphene with a diameter of 2–4 nm and a length of 40–50 nm. The review considers the structure of these structures and their properties. The possibilities of using these structures in biology are described in detail.


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Levon B. Piotrovskiy

Institute of Experimental Medicine

Author for correspondence.
Email: levon-piotrovsky@yandex.ru

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg

Dr. Biol. Sci., Professor, Head, Laboratory of Nanotechnology of Drugs, Department of Neuropharmacology

Tatiana A. Kudryavtseva

Institute of Experimental Medicine

Email: tatyana@kudryavcev.info

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg

PhD (Chemistry), Scientific Researcher, Laboratory of Nanotechnology of Drugs, Department of Neuropharmacology

Elena V. Litasova

Institute of Experimental Medicine

Email: llitasova@mail.ru

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg

PhD (Pharmacology), Leading Researcher, Laboratory of Nanotechnology of Drugs, Dept of Neuropharmacology

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