Biological applications of fullerenes

Anton W. Jensen, Stephen R. Wilson, David I. Schuster

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Thus far, development of applications of fullerenes in biology has been hampered by the poor water solubility of fullerenes. In spite of such concerns, fullerenes have proved useful for a wide variety of biological applications. As derivatized and underivatized fullerenes continue to become increasingly available, additional applications and further development of those discussed in this article will invariably follow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-779
Number of pages13
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1996


  • electron transfer
  • enzyme inhibition
  • fullerenes
  • metabolism
  • photodynamic therapy (PDT)


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