عنوان مقاله [English]
The carbon nanotubes (CNTs) including the single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)
and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) have the desirable properties and
high capacity for application in tissue engineering and scaffolding. However, the scope
of their efficiency and quality enhancement in the CNT-polymer composites is wide open.
The inherent capability of CNTs in facilitating the cellular growth could reflect the threedimensional
scaffolds with the polymer surfaces, affecting the ultimate cultivation for the
tissue regeneration of electroactive cells. The polymers make the CNTs more efficient and
modify the scaffolds' characteristics. In the current paper, the features of CNT, involved in
scaffolds performance, which have been modified through natural polymers and synthesized
polymers including conductive, dielectric, and manipulated polymers and the polymer
composites are reviewed. The combination of CNTs and different types of polymers
improved the scaffolds' characteristics such as mechanical and electrical properties,
biodegradability, structure, porosity, toxicity, etc. Each polymer type in influencing the
characteristics of CNT-incorporated scaffolds and the preparation method of respective
scaffolds improved some features and enhanced the quality of polymer-based scaffolds.