Recent Development of Nano-Carbon Material in Pharmaceutical Application: A Review

Prastika K. Jiwanti, Brasstira Y. Wardhana, Laurencia G. Sutanto, Diva Meisya Maulina Dewi, Ilmanda Zalzabhila Danistya Putri, Ilmi Nur Indira Savitri

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Carbon nanomaterials have attracted researchers in pharmaceutical applications due to their outstanding properties and flexible dimensional structures. Carbon nanomaterials (CNMs) have electrical properties, high thermal surface area, and high cellular internalization, making them suitable for drug and gene delivery, antioxidants, bioimaging, biosensing, and tissue engineering applications. There are various types of carbon nanomaterials including graphene, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, nanodiamond, quantum dots and many more that have interesting applications in the future. The functionalization of the carbon nanomaterial surface could modify its chemical and physical properties, as well as improve drug loading capacity, biocompatibility, suppress immune response and have the ability to direct drug delivery to the targeted site. Carbon nanomaterials could also be fabricated into composites with proteins and drugs to reduce toxicity and increase effectiveness in the pharmaceutical field. Thus, carbon nanomaterials are very effective for applications in pharmaceutical or biomedical systems. This review will demonstrate the extraordinary properties of nanocarbon materials that can be used in pharmaceutical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7578
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022


  • carbon
  • drug delivery
  • good health and well-being
  • multifunctional nanomaterial
  • sensor


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