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Curr Mol Med. 2019;19(7):473-486. doi: 10.2174/1566524019666190506143152.

Investigation of the Adsorption Rubraca Anticancer Drug on the CNT(4,4-8) Nanotube as a Factor of Drug Delivery: A Theoretical Study Based on DFT Method.

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Young Researchers and Elite Club, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran.
Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus,13 Surganov Str, Minsk 220072, Belarus.
Institute of Chemistry of New Materials, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, 36 Skarina Str., Minsk 220141, Belarus.
Belarusian State University, ISEI BSU, Minsk, Belarus.
Young Researchers and Elite Club, Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran.
Department of Chemistry, Malekan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Malekan, Iran.
Department of Chemistry, Varamin-Pishva Branch, Islamic Azad University, Varamin, Iran.
Department of Chemistry, DAV University, Jalandhar - 144012 (Punjab), India.



In the present study, the interaction between new drug Rubraca and CNT(4,4-8) nanotube by Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations in an aqueous medium for first time have been investigated.


According to calculations, the intermolecular hydrogen bonds take place between active positions of the molecule Rubraca and hydrogen atoms of the nanotube that plays an important role in the stability of the complex CNT(4,4- 8)/Rubraca. The non-bonded interaction effects of the molecule Rubraca with CNT(4,4- 8) nanotube on the electronic properties, chemical shift tensors and natural charge have been also detected. The natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis suggested that the molecule Rubraca as an electron donor and the CNT(4,4-8) nanotube plays the role an electron acceptor at the complex CNT(4,4-8)/Rubraca. The electronic spectra of the Rubraca drug and the complex CNT(4,4-8)/Rubraca were also calculated by Time Dependent Density Functional Theory (TD-DFT) for the investigation of adsorption effect of the Rubraca drug over nanotube.


The use of CNT(4,4-8) nanotube for Rubraca delivery to the diseased cells have been established.


CNT(4,4-8) nanotube; DFT; Electronic spectra; NBO; Rubraca; adsorption.

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