Getting rid of the tubes: An assessment of the retention of functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) in the organs of mice was carried out using single photon emission computed tomography and quantitative scintigraphy (see scheme). Increasing the degree of functionalization on MWNTs enhanced renal clearance, while lower functionalization promoted reticuloendethelial system accumulation.
- Microscopy, Electron, Transmission
- Models, Molecular
- Molecular Structure
- Nanotubes, Carbon/chemistry
- Organ Specificity