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Themed collection Environmental Science: Nano 2014 Most Accessed Articles

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Open Access Perspective

The road to nowhere: equilibrium partition coefficients for nanoparticles

This perspective demonstrates the inapplicability of equilibrium partition coefficients as fate descriptors for nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: The road to nowhere: equilibrium partition coefficients for nanoparticles
Open Access Tutorial Review

Environmental science and engineering applications of nanocellulose-based nanocomposites

This review summarizes recent progress in the development of nanocellulose-based nanocomposites and in their environmental applications.

Graphical abstract: Environmental science and engineering applications of nanocellulose-based nanocomposites
Critical Review

Zeolite and mesoporous silica nanomaterials: greener syntheses, environmental applications and biological toxicity

Zeolites and mesoporous silica nanoparticles are silicate or aluminosilicate nanomaterials with well-defined pore networks.

Graphical abstract: Zeolite and mesoporous silica nanomaterials: greener syntheses, environmental applications and biological toxicity
Critical Review

Recent advances in BiOX (X = Cl, Br and I) photocatalysts: synthesis, modification, facet effects and mechanisms

This review gives an overview of the applications of BiOX (X = Cl, Br and I) photocatalysts for environmental remediation.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in BiOX (X = Cl, Br and I) photocatalysts: synthesis, modification, facet effects and mechanisms
Communication

Deposition of nanoparticles onto polysaccharide-coated surfaces: implications for nanoparticle–biofilm interactions

While environmental biofilms have recently been implicated as a potential major sink for nanoparticles (NPs), the mechanisms of interactions remain largely unknown.

Graphical abstract: Deposition of nanoparticles onto polysaccharide-coated surfaces: implications for nanoparticle–biofilm interactions
Paper

Sulfidation of copper oxide nanoparticles and properties of resulting copper sulfide

Sulfidation of 40 nm CuO nanoparticles in water yields poorly structured CuxSy and crystalline covellite (CuS) with increasing apparent solubility.

Graphical abstract: Sulfidation of copper oxide nanoparticles and properties of resulting copper sulfide
Open Access Paper

Surface chemistry, charge and ligand type impact the toxicity of gold nanoparticles to Daphnia magna

Using highly characterized gold nanoparticles this study determined that ligand identity, nanoparticle surface charge and aggregation type alters toxicity of gold nanoparticles to Daphnia magna.

Graphical abstract: Surface chemistry, charge and ligand type impact the toxicity of gold nanoparticles to Daphnia magna
Paper

Iron oxide nanoparticles induce Pseudomonas aeruginosa growth, induce biofilm formation, and inhibit antimicrobial peptide function

It is important to understand any effects that iron-containing nanoparticles have on the environment and human health.

Graphical abstract: Iron oxide nanoparticles induce Pseudomonas aeruginosa growth, induce biofilm formation, and inhibit antimicrobial peptide function
Paper

Green synthesis and formation mechanism of cellulose nanocrystal-supported gold nanoparticles with enhanced catalytic performance

A one-pot and green synthesis of gold nanoparticles deposited on cellulose nanocrystals under hydrothermal conditions using CNs as a reducing agent and stabilizing template for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol.

Graphical abstract: Green synthesis and formation mechanism of cellulose nanocrystal-supported gold nanoparticles with enhanced catalytic performance
Paper

Natural water chemistry (dissolved organic carbon, pH, and hardness) modulates colloidal stability, dissolution, and antimicrobial activity of citrate functionalized silver nanoparticles

Critical water chemistry parameters (dissolved organic carbon (DOC), pH, and hardness) alter colloidal stability, dissolution dynamics, and antimicrobial activity of citrate-functionalized AgNPs.

Graphical abstract: Natural water chemistry (dissolved organic carbon, pH, and hardness) modulates colloidal stability, dissolution, and antimicrobial activity of citrate functionalized silver nanoparticles
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This web collection features the top 10 most downloaded articles published in Environmental Science: Nano in 2014. Congratulations to all of the authors whose articles have been featured!

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