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Cellular toxicity of carbon-based nanomaterials

Magrez, A and Kasas, S and Salicio, V and Pasquier, N and Seo, JW and Celio, M and Catsicas, S and Schwaller, B and Forro, L (2006) Cellular toxicity of carbon-based nanomaterials. NANO LETTERS, 6 (6). pp. 1121-1125.

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The cellular toxicity of carbon-based nanomaterials was studied as a function of their aspect ratio and surface chemistry. These structures were multiwalled carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, and carbon nanoparticles. Their toxicity was tested in vitro on lung tumor cells. Our work clearly indicated that these materials are toxic while the hazardous effect is size-dependent. Moreover, cytotoxicity is enhanced when the surface of the particles is functionalized after an acid treatment.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:NanoSafety > Environment, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:2738
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:20 Jan 2009 11:57
Last Modified:20 Jan 2009 11:57

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