Fullerenes - Behaviour

Currently, there are no valid studies available studying fullerenes at the blood-brain barrier.

Fullerenes have the potential to overcome internal biological barriers after uptake into the body. The what extent this happens cannot yet be estimated at present.

Fullerene agglomerates of pure fullerenes are robust and can be taken up by different cell types.

Once in the bloodstream, fullerenes can spread in the entire body and pass on to the offspring during pregnancy or by lactation.

Although they consist solely of a carbon framework, there are varieties of different fullerenes, which are mainly constituted by modifications of the particle surface. These modifications affect the properties of the fullerenes and thus also their environmental behaviour, so that no generally valid statements can be made e.g. regarding their mobility.

 

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