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Element 1: Carbon
Structure: Spherical
Origin: Laser Vaporization
PPMD: 1  nm
Added to NIL: 7/20/2005 9:06:00 AM
Contributor: Richard   E   Smalley  ,   Rice University 

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Nano Material Info Bulk Material Info
Nano MSDS:
[Not known at this time]

Nano Exposure Limits:
For more information check the ICON results for "Exposure".
Nano Toxicity:
Inhalation of elemental carbon Ultra Fine Particles alters peripheral blood leukocyte distribution and expression of adhesion molecules, in a pattern consistent with increased retention of leukocytes in the pulmonary vascular bed. Particle exposure also reduced the percentage of CD4(+) T cells, basophils, and eosinophils. See the complete ICON abstract.

Toxicity of an engineered nanoparticle (fullerene, C(60)) in two aquatic species, Daphnia and fathead minnow. See the complete ICON abstract.

Our results show that aqueous C-60 suspensions prepared without using any polar organic solvent not only have no acute or subacute toxicity in rodents but they also protect their livers in a dose-dependent manner against free-radical damage. See the complete ICON abstract.

Material used in synthesis
Bulk Exposure Limits:
[See NIOSH Pocket Guide]
Pocket Guide for Carbon

Bulk Toxicity:
RTECS for Graphite

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