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Title The toxicology of carbon nanotubes / [edited by] Ken Donaldson [and others]
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; THE TOXICOLOGY OF CARBON NANOTUBES; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; 1 Carbon nanotube structure, synthesis, and applications; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Structure of carbon nanotubes; 1.3 Synthesis of carbon nanotubes; 1.3.1 Electric arc discharge; 1.3.2 Laser ablation; 1.3.3 Chemical vapour deposition; Synthesis of MWCNTs; Synthesis of SWCNTs; 1.4 Purification of carbon nanotubes; 1.5 Properties of carbon nanotubes; 1.5.1 Mechanical properties; 1.5.2 Electronic properties; 1.6 Applications of carbon nanotubes; 1.6.1 Carbon nanotube composites
Summary "The widespread and increasing use of carbon nanotubes in scientific and engineering research and their incorporation into manufactured goods has urged an assessment of the risks and hazards associated with exposure to them. The field of nanotoxicology studies the toxicology of nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes and has become a major growth area aimed towards risk assessment of nanoparticles. Compiled by a team of leading experts at the forefront of research, this is the first book dedicated to the toxicology of carbon nanotubes. It provides state-of-the-science information on how and why they are so potentially dangerous if breathed in, including their similarities to asbestos. The book examines various aspects of carbon nanotubes, from their manufacture and aerodynamic behaviour to their effects at molecular level in the lungs. It is invaluable to the many groups involved with research in this area, as well as to regulators and risk assessors."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nanotubes, Carbon -- toxicity.
Carbon -- Biocompatibility
Carbon -- Toxicology
Nanoparticles -- Toxicology
Nanotubes -- Carbon content
Nanotubes -- Toxicology
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biophysics.
Form Electronic book
Author Donaldson, Kenneth (Toxicologist)
ISBN 0511919891