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Asbestos-like Pathogenicity of Long Carbon Nanotubes Alleviated by Chemical Functionalization
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The apparent similarity between multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and asbestos fibers has generated serious concerns about their safety profile. The asbestos-like pathogenicity observed for long, pristine nanotubes (NTlong, see scheme) can be completely alleviated if their effective length is decreased as a result of chemical functionalization, such as with tri(ethylene glycol) (TEG).
This study investigates the effect on asbestos-like pathogenicity for long, pristine nanotubes (NTlong) that might occur by shortening the effective length of the nanotubes as a result of chemical functionalization, such as with tri(ethylene glycol) (TEG).
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Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 52(8): 2274-2278 (February 2013)
Angewandte Chemie, International Edition
Ali-Boucetta H, Nunes A, Sainz R, Herrero MA, Tian B, Prato M, Bianco A, Kostarelos K
Last updated on March 26, 2013
This work is supported in part by the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Initiative of the National Science Foundation
under NSF Award Number EEC-0118007.
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