Thiolated Au18 cluster as a cisplatin carrier
What is it about?
Thiolated Au18 cluster is bio-compatible and it has demonstrated that is able to adsorb cisplatin molecule(s). The calculated adsorption energy is comprised in the 0.5 - 3.6 eV range and it opens up a new direction into the thiolated gold cluster potential applications
Why is it important?
The cisplatin is a well known anticancer drug but unfortunately it features side effects due to its loss during it transit toward affected organs or tissues. Our goal is to provide with a nano-carrier able to "transport" cisplatin maintaining cisplatin integrity (amount and structure).
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Alfredo Tlahuice