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Green synthesis and biotransformation of amorphous Se nanospheres to trigonal 1D Se nanostructures: impact on Se mobility within the concept of radioactive waste disposal

A green method for the synthesis of one-dimensional (1D) trigonal selenium (t-Se) nanostructures is presented.

Graphical abstract: Green synthesis and biotransformation of amorphous Se nanospheres to trigonal 1D Se nanostructures: impact on Se mobility within the concept of radioactive waste disposal
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An assessment of the dietary bioavailability of silver nanomaterials in rainbow trout using an ex vivo gut sac technique

The uptake of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) by the gut of fishes is poorly understood.

Graphical abstract: An assessment of the dietary bioavailability of silver nanomaterials in rainbow trout using an ex vivo gut sac technique
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Protein corona formed on silver nanoparticles in blood plasma is highly selective and resistant to physicochemical changes of the solution

Highlighted are the protein properties determining protein binding to the silver nanoparticle surface.

Graphical abstract: Protein corona formed on silver nanoparticles in blood plasma is highly selective and resistant to physicochemical changes of the solution
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Emerging investigator series: the rise of nano-enabled photothermal materials for water evaporation and clean water production by sunlight

This frontier reviews impressive progresses of nano-enabled solar-driven water evaporation and clean water production made in the past 4 years.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: the rise of nano-enabled photothermal materials for water evaporation and clean water production by sunlight
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A toxicology-informed, safer by design approach for the fabrication of transparent electrodes based on silver nanowires

A safer by design approach is demonstrated for the synthesis and integration of silver nanowires into commercial devices.

Graphical abstract: A toxicology-informed, safer by design approach for the fabrication of transparent electrodes based on silver nanowires
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Residence times of nanoconfined CO2 in layered aluminosilicates

Nanoconfinement of CO2 in layered aluminosilicates contributes to the capture and release of this greenhouse gas in soils.

Graphical abstract: Residence times of nanoconfined CO2 in layered aluminosilicates
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Nanostructured ZnFeZr oxyhydroxide precipitate as efficient phosphate adsorber in waste water: understanding the role of different material-building-blocks

We present investigations on the working principle of a new adsorber for the recycling of phosphate from waste water.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured ZnFeZr oxyhydroxide precipitate as efficient phosphate adsorber in waste water: understanding the role of different material-building-blocks
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Emission and fate modelling framework for engineered nanoparticles in urban aquatic systems at high spatial and temporal resolution

The combination of emission and fate modelling improves the exposure assessment of engineered nanoparticles in complex urban systems.

Graphical abstract: Emission and fate modelling framework for engineered nanoparticles in urban aquatic systems at high spatial and temporal resolution
Open Access Critical Review

Challenges in characterizing the environmental fate and effects of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanomaterials in aquatic systems

Characterization of carbon nanotube dispersions requires measurement of both, concentration and surface area.

Graphical abstract: Challenges in characterizing the environmental fate and effects of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanomaterials in aquatic systems
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Addressing a bottle neck for regulation of nanomaterials: quantitative read-across (Nano-QRA) algorithm for cases when only limited data is available

The development of in silico methods that support human health and environmental risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials is nowadays of high interest, because the application of those methods enables to fill the existing experimental data gaps.

Graphical abstract: Addressing a bottle neck for regulation of nanomaterials: quantitative read-across (Nano-QRA) algorithm for cases when only limited data is available
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Different effects of nano-scale and micro-scale zero-valent iron particles on planktonic microorganisms from natural reservoir water

This study compares the effect of nanoscale and microscale zerovalent iron on natural freshwater microplankton over 21 days.

Graphical abstract: Different effects of nano-scale and micro-scale zero-valent iron particles on planktonic microorganisms from natural reservoir water
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Emerging investigator series: the dynamics of particle size distributions need to be accounted for in bioavailability modelling of nanoparticles

We propose to include the time-dependent size distribution of dispersed and internalized nanoparticles (NPs) in the ecotoxicological evaluation of exposure of biota to NPs and to develop tools to add the particle dynamics in the bioavailability modelling of NPs.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: the dynamics of particle size distributions need to be accounted for in bioavailability modelling of nanoparticles
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Reverse Trojan-horse effect decreased wastewater toxicity in the presence of inorganic nanoparticles

The toxicity interaction of wastewater with inorganic nanoparticles led to antagonistic mixtures due to the adsorption of micropollutants.

Graphical abstract: Reverse Trojan-horse effect decreased wastewater toxicity in the presence of inorganic nanoparticles
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Impact of freeze–thaw weathering on integrity, internal structure and particle release from micro- and nanostructured cement composites

Micro- and nanomaterials can i) reduce cement consumption in concrete, ii) improve durability of cement-based constructions and iii) modulate particle release.

Graphical abstract: Impact of freeze–thaw weathering on integrity, internal structure and particle release from micro- and nanostructured cement composites
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Cerium(IV) oxide nanoparticles induce sublethal changes in honeybees after chronic exposure

Oral exposure to up to 500 mg L−1 nCeO2 was sublethal for honeybees but altered the cholinergic system and induced other physiological responses.

Graphical abstract: Cerium(iv) oxide nanoparticles induce sublethal changes in honeybees after chronic exposure
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Mitigating effect of organic matter on the in vivo toxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles in the marine environment

We investigate the effectiveness of two promising paradigms (i.e. dissolution and bandgap) to predict the toxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) in vivo and under seawater conditions.

Graphical abstract: Mitigating effect of organic matter on the in vivo toxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles in the marine environment
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Quantitative evaluation and in vivo visualization of mercury ion bioaccumulation in rotifers by novel aggregation-induced emission fluorogen nanoparticles

In this study, a specifically-designed AIEgen was used to quantitatively evaluate the bioaccumulation of Hg2+ and visualize Hg2+ kinetics in vivo within the rotifer for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative evaluation and in vivo visualization of mercury ion bioaccumulation in rotifers by novel aggregation-induced emission fluorogen nanoparticles
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Environmental fate of nanopesticides: durability, sorption and photodegradation of nanoformulated clothianidin

A lot of research efforts are currently dedicated to the development of nano-enabled agrochemicals. It is thus urgent to develop suitable strategies for their ecological assessment.

Graphical abstract: Environmental fate of nanopesticides: durability, sorption and photodegradation of nanoformulated clothianidin
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Aggregation and sedimentation of shattered graphene oxide nanoparticles in dynamic environments: a solid-body rotational approach

Nanoparticle (NP) aggregation is typically investigated in either quiescent or turbulent mixing conditions; neither is fully representative of dynamic natural environments.

Graphical abstract: Aggregation and sedimentation of shattered graphene oxide nanoparticles in dynamic environments: a solid-body rotational approach
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Open Access Communication

Machine learning provides predictive analysis into silver nanoparticle protein corona formation from physicochemical properties

Proteins encountered in biological and environmental systems bind to engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to form a protein corona (PC) that alters the surface chemistry, reactivity, and fate of the ENMs.

Graphical abstract: Machine learning provides predictive analysis into silver nanoparticle protein corona formation from physicochemical properties
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Crystal growth and aggregation in suspensions of δ-MnO2 nanoparticles: implications for surface reactivity

Sodium content and suspension pH control crystallite size and aggregation in δ-MnO2 nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Crystal growth and aggregation in suspensions of δ-MnO2 nanoparticles: implications for surface reactivity
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Open Access Tutorial Review

Metal–organic framework-based nanomaterials for adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of gaseous pollutants: recent progress and challenges

Design and engineering of metal–organic frameworks for the adsorption/degradation of inorganic toxic gases, organic vapors and particulate matter.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic framework-based nanomaterials for adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of gaseous pollutants: recent progress and challenges
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Expert perspectives on potential environmental risks from nanomedicines and adequacy of the current guideline on environmental risk assessment

Interviews conducted with 66 experts to gather their perspectives on environmental risks from nanomedicines and their responses analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Graphical abstract: Expert perspectives on potential environmental risks from nanomedicines and adequacy of the current guideline on environmental risk assessment
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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
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Open Access Critical Review

Environmental transformation of natural and engineered carbon nanoparticles and implications for the fate of organic contaminants

Environmental transformations of natural and engineered carbon nanoparticles significantly affect their fate, transport, and interactions with organic contaminants.

Graphical abstract: Environmental transformation of natural and engineered carbon nanoparticles and implications for the fate of organic contaminants
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Graphene oxide impairs the pollen performance of Nicotiana tabacum and Corylus avellana suggesting potential negative effects on the sexual reproduction of seed plants

The acidic properties of GO impair pollen performances of tobacco and hazel plants.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide impairs the pollen performance of Nicotiana tabacum and Corylus avellana suggesting potential negative effects on the sexual reproduction of seed plants
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Trophic transfer of CuO NPs and dissolved Cu from sediment to worms to fish – a proof-of-concept study

Schematic presentation of the conceptual approach used to study trophic transfer of CuO NPs and dissolved Cu (CuCl2) from sediment to worms (T. tubifex), and from worms (T. tubifex) to fish (three-spined stickleback).

Graphical abstract: Trophic transfer of CuO NPs and dissolved Cu from sediment to worms to fish – a proof-of-concept study
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Searching for relevant criteria to distinguish natural vs. anthropogenic TiO2 nanoparticles in soils

The morphology of TiO2 particles and their status within soil aggregates may provide insights on their origin.

Graphical abstract: Searching for relevant criteria to distinguish natural vs. anthropogenic TiO2 nanoparticles in soils
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Open Access Critical Review

Toward computational and experimental characterisation for risk assessment of metal oxide nanoparticles

In silico methods provide an alternative and reliable route for the toxicity evaluation of metal oxide nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Toward computational and experimental characterisation for risk assessment of metal oxide nanoparticles
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Thermal transformations of manufactured nanomaterials as a proposed proxy for ageing

Investigation of changes in manufactured nanomaterial properties (i.e. redox, capping efficiency, aggregation, dissolution) with temperature as a proxy for time.

Graphical abstract: Thermal transformations of manufactured nanomaterials as a proposed proxy for ageing
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Proposal for a tiered dietary bioaccumulation testing strategy for engineered nanomaterials using fish

The scientific community has invested effort into standardising methodologies for the regulatory ecotoxicity testing of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), but the practical requirements for bioaccumulation testing of ENMs have been given less attention.

Graphical abstract: Proposal for a tiered dietary bioaccumulation testing strategy for engineered nanomaterials using fish
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Ecotoxicological assessment of nanoparticle-containing acrylic copolymer dispersions in fairy shrimp and zebrafish embryos

Nanoparticle-containing acrylic polymer dispersions showed virtually no acute aquatic toxicity in fairy shrimp and zebrafish embryos.

Graphical abstract: Ecotoxicological assessment of nanoparticle-containing acrylic copolymer dispersions in fairy shrimp and zebrafish embryos
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Uptake and impacts of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) capped metal oxide nanoparticles on Daphnia magna: role of core composition and acquired corona

A key hypothesis in nanosafety assessment is that the NP core chemistry and eco-corona are primary factors controlling toxicity.

Graphical abstract: Uptake and impacts of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) capped metal oxide nanoparticles on Daphnia magna: role of core composition and acquired corona
Open Access Communication

Plant species-dependent transformation and translocation of ceria nanoparticles

Different plant species respond differently to nCeO2 under different culturing conditions: for some, deficiency of P enhances the accumulation of Ce (mainly Ce3+) and phytotoxicity.

Graphical abstract: Plant species-dependent transformation and translocation of ceria nanoparticles
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