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Single-particle multi-element fingerprinting (spMEF) using inductively-coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ICP-TOFMS) to identify engineered nanoparticles against the elevated natural background in soils

This novel single-particle multi-element fingerprinting (spMEF) method makes it possible to discriminate engineered and natural nanoparticles in complex matrices.

Graphical abstract: Single-particle multi-element fingerprinting (spMEF) using inductively-coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ICP-TOFMS) to identify engineered nanoparticles against the elevated natural background in soils
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Hydroxyl radical scavenging by cerium oxide nanoparticles improves Arabidopsis salinity tolerance by enhancing leaf mesophyll potassium retention

Nanoceria ROS scavenging is a key tool for understanding and improving plant tolerance to salinity, a stress that severely limits crop yield worldwide.

Graphical abstract: Hydroxyl radical scavenging by cerium oxide nanoparticles improves Arabidopsis salinity tolerance by enhancing leaf mesophyll potassium retention
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Reduction pathway-dependent cytotoxicity of reduced graphene oxide

The environmental transformation of graphene oxide (GO) can significantly change its physicochemical properties, thus altering its toxicity.

Graphical abstract: Reduction pathway-dependent cytotoxicity of reduced graphene oxide
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Interaction of carbon nanotubes with microbial enzymes: conformational transitions and potential toxicity

Interaction of carbon nanotubes with microbial enzymes.

Graphical abstract: Interaction of carbon nanotubes with microbial enzymes: conformational transitions and potential toxicity
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Methodology for quantifying engineered nanomaterial release from diverse product matrices under outdoor weathering conditions and implications for life cycle assessment

Accurate measurement of engineered nanomaterial (ENM) release from diverse product lines and matrices during use is critical to evaluating environmental impacts across the life cycle of a nano-enabled product.

Graphical abstract: Methodology for quantifying engineered nanomaterial release from diverse product matrices under outdoor weathering conditions and implications for life cycle assessment
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Characterizing the phosphatase mimetic activity of cerium oxide nanoparticles and distinguishing its active site from that for catalase mimetic activity using anionic inhibitors

Cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeNPs) are potent reactive oxygen and nitrogen species scavengers and demonstrate beneficial antioxidant properties in both cell culture and animal studies.

Graphical abstract: Characterizing the phosphatase mimetic activity of cerium oxide nanoparticles and distinguishing its active site from that for catalase mimetic activity using anionic inhibitors
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Modeling human health characterization factors for indoor nanomaterial emissions in life cycle assessment: a case-study of titanium dioxide

A dynamic life cycle impact assessment model demonstrates a non-constant intake fraction of inhaled nano-TiO2 as total emissions changes.

Graphical abstract: Modeling human health characterization factors for indoor nanomaterial emissions in life cycle assessment: a case-study of titanium dioxide
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Residual weakly bound ligands influence biological compatibility of mixed ligand shell, thiol-stabilized gold nanoparticles

Mixed ligand shells are frequently employed to impart multiple and new functions to inorganic nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Residual weakly bound ligands influence biological compatibility of mixed ligand shell, thiol-stabilized gold nanoparticles
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Colloidal characterization of CuO nanoparticles in biological and environmental media

The relationships between the physicochemical properties of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and their adverse health and environmental effects are still unclear.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal characterization of CuO nanoparticles in biological and environmental media
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Metal uptake and distribution in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo: differences between nanoparticles and metal ions

Quantitative data on nanoparticle and cation uptake are compared in a compartment-specific way and distinct differences between metals were identified.

Graphical abstract: Metal uptake and distribution in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo: differences between nanoparticles and metal ions
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Effect of nonreactive kaolinite on 4-chloronitrobenzene reduction by Fe(II) in goethite–kaolinite heterogeneous suspensions

This work demonstrates that even nonreactive clays may influence outcomes of natural attenuation in contaminated groundwater by iron oxide nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Effect of nonreactive kaolinite on 4-chloronitrobenzene reduction by Fe(ii) in goethite–kaolinite heterogeneous suspensions
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Sewage sludge treated with metal nanomaterials inhibits earthworm reproduction more strongly than sludge treated with metal metals in bulk/salt forms

Sludge treated with ENMs caused greater effects on earthworm reproduction than sludge treated with metal salts.

Graphical abstract: Sewage sludge treated with metal nanomaterials inhibits earthworm reproduction more strongly than sludge treated with metal metals in bulk/salt forms
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