Determinants of carbon nanotube toxicity.

  title={Determinants of carbon nanotube toxicity.},
  author={Sophie Lanone and Pascal Andujar and Ali Kermanizadeh and Jorge Boczkowski},
  journal={Advanced drug delivery reviews},
  volume={65 15},
In the last few years questions have been raised regarding the potential toxicity of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to humans and environment. It is believed that the physico-chemical characteristics of these materials are key determinants of CNT interaction with living organisms, and hence determine their toxicity. As for other nanomaterials, the most important of these characteristics are the length, diameter, surface area, tendency to agglomerate, bio-durability, presence and nature of catalyst… CONTINUE READING