Robert B Jeffers

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With the widespread application of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in diverse commercial processes, scientists are now concerned about the potential health risk of occupational exposures. In this study, CNT-induced pulmonary toxicity was investigated by exposing BALB/c mice to aerosolized single-wall (SW) CNT and multiwall (MW) CNT (5 μg/g of mice) for 7(More)
Here, we have synthesized Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanorods at room temperature using zinc acetate and hexamethylenetetramine as precursors followed by characterization using X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier transform infra red spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy. The growth of the synthesized ZnO was found to be(More)
In this work we report the improved performance an electrochemical glucose sensor based on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) that has been modified with highly purified single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) dispersed in polyethyleneimine (PEI), polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polypyrrole (PPy). The single wall carbon nanotubes were purified by both thermal and(More)
at 3 x 10(9) M(-1) and a step-wise binding process with PSA-free MAB. Thus, this solution-phase quantitative ECL immunoassay allowed measurement of the affinity of serum PSAs with their MABs and screening of PSAs based upon their affinity to MABs. Unlike other immunoassays, this immunoassay demonstrated one-step rapid analysis while simultaneously(More)
The synthesis of nanoparticles and their functionalization to effectively utilize them in biological applications including drug delivery is currently a challenge. Calcium carbonate among many other inorganic nanosized particles offers promising results for such applications. We have synthesized calcium carbonate nanoparticles using polymer mediated growth(More)
With the advent of nanotechnology, many methods of synthesis of nanoparticles have come into practice and the 'polymer mediated growth' technique is among them. In this route, ions of one of the reactants are allowed to diffuse from an external solution into a polymer matrix where the other reactant is complexed and bound. The exact role of ionic diffusion(More)
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