This book provides a comprehensive overview of the potential use of graphene-based materials in two important societal areas: medicine and the environment. It discusses how new graphene-based materials can be creatively used for biological purposes, for example as delivery vehicles for diagnostics or therapeutics, ultrasensitive sensors, smart responsive substrates for artificial-tissue design and biomarkers. Moreover, it presents new insights into their use as sorbent or photocatalytic materials for environmental decontamination in water and gas-phase desalination membranes and as sensors for contaminant monitoring, giving relevance to the current discussions on the possible toxicological effects of graphene-based materials.
MEDICINENanomedicine1. Medical applications of graphene - an overviewMarta Skoda, Anna Jarosz, Ilona Dudek, Dariusz Szukiewicz2. Graphene-based materials in biosensing, bioimaging, and therapeuticsSivaramapanicker Sreejith, Hrishikesh Joshi and Yanli ZhaoBiosensors3. Hybrid Graphene Metallic Nanoparticles for BiodetectionManos GkikasTissue engineering4. Stem cells commitment on Graphene based scaffoldsMaurizio Buggio, Marco Tanullo, Stefano Sivolella, Chiara Gardin, Letizia Ferroni, Eitan Mijiritsky, Adirano Piattelli, Barbara Zavan5. Graphene: an emerging carbon nanomaterial for bone tissue engineeringNileshkumar Dubey, Fanny Esther Denise Decroix, Vinicius Rosa6. Potentiality of graphene-based materials for neural repairMaria Teresa Portoles, Maria Concepcion Serrano7. Graphene-based smart nanomaterials: novel opportunities for biology and neuroengineeringAntonina M. Monaco, Michele Giugliano8. Stimulus responsive Graphene scaffolds for tissue engineeringSofia S. Almeida, Andre F. Girao, Gil Goncalves, Antonio Completo, P.A.A.P. MarquesENVIRONMENT9. Graphene hybrid architectures for chemical sensorsParikshit Sahatiya and Sushmee Badhulika10. Antimicrobial properties of graphene nanomaterials: mechanisms and applicationsAdel Soroush, Douglas Rice, Md. Saifur Rahaman, and Francois Perreault 11. Graphene based materials as adsorbents to capture gaseous pollutants Govindaraj Achutharao12. Toxicity and Environmental Applications of Graphene-based NanomaterialsEnrico Tapire Nadres, Jingjing Fan and Debora Frigi Rodrigues