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Enzymatic Degradation of Carbon Nanotubes and Mechanical Separation of Carbon Nanocups

Gaugler, James (2016) Enzymatic Degradation of Carbon Nanotubes and Mechanical Separation of Carbon Nanocups. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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In this work, single-walled carbon nanotubes and nitrogen-doped multi-walled carbon nanotubes are introduced and studied in the contexts of biodegradation and drug delivery, respectively. Single-walled carbon nanotubes have been shown to degrade in the myeloperoxidase enzyme system, and in Chapter 2, the mitigating effects of antioxidants and polyethylene glycol coating on nanotube biodegradation are examined. In Chapter 3, a simple method for the separation of nitrogen-doped multi-walled carbon nanotubes by grinding in a mortar and pestle is reported.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Gaugler, Jamesjag105@pitt.eduJAG105
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee MemberMillstone, Jilljem210@pitt.eduJEM210
Committee MemberRobinson, RenĂ£ A Srena@pitt.eduRENA
Committee ChairStar, Alexanderastar@pitt.eduASTAR
Date: 21 June 2016
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 30 November 2015
Approval Date: 21 June 2016
Submission Date: 17 December 2015
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 80
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Chemistry
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon nanotube, nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube, nitrogen-doped carbon nanocup, bioddegradation, drug delivery
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 15:30
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:31


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