In order to examine the utility of fullerene as a medicinal application, we evaluated the reaction between fullerene derivatives and active oxygen species in vitro. This paper describes the synthesis of various water-soluble C60 derivatives (cationic and anionic) and evaluation of their superoxide (O2-) quenching activity. Cationic C60 derivatives showed fairly high efficiency.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)