Why are carbon nanotubes used as catalysts and in drug delivery?

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They have a large surface area...
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Catalysts: because of their large surface area to volume ratio so there is more of a 'chance' that they will catalyse substrates into products
Drug delivery: they can form Buckminster Fullerenes (a spherical structure of 60 carbons joined together in hexagons if I recall correctly) and other spherical/tube like structures which can hold the drugs inside - they are small enough to enter the body and are inert so won't react with biological tissues and can get the drug to where they need to be.
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(Original post by Mesopotamian.)
Catalysts: because of their large surface area to volume ratio so there is more of a 'chance' that they will catalyse substrates into products
Drug delivery: they can form Buckminster Fullerenes (a spherical structure of 60 carbons joined together in hexagons if I recall correctly) and other spherical/tube like structures which can hold the drugs inside - they are small enough to enter the body and are inert so won't react with biological tissues and can get the drug to where they need to be.
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