Aging of fullerene C₆₀ nanoparticle suspensions in the presence of microbes.

@article{Chae2014AgingOF,
  title={Aging of fullerene C₆₀ nanoparticle suspensions in the presence of microbes.},
  author={S R Chae and Dana E Hunt and Kaoru Ikuma and Sungwoo Yang and Jinhyun Cho and Claudia K Gunsch and J. D. Liu and Mark R Wiesner},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2014},
  volume={65},
  pages={282-9}
}
Despite the growing use of carbon nanomaterials in commercial applications, very little is known about the fate of these nanomaterials once they are released into the environment. The carbon-carbon bonding of spherical sp(2) hybridized fullerene (C60) forms a strong and resilient material that resists biodegradation. Moreover, C60 is widely reported to be bactericidal. Here however, we observe the changing properties of fullerene nanoparticle aggregates aged in the presence of microbes. C60… CONTINUE READING