Ecotoxicological studies of CdS nanoparticles on photosynthetic microorganisms.

@article{Brayner2011EcotoxicologicalSO,
  title={Ecotoxicological studies of CdS nanoparticles on photosynthetic microorganisms.},
  author={Roberta Brayner and Si Amar Dahoumane and Julie Ngoc-Lan Nguyen and Claude Y{\'e}pr{\'e}mian and Chakib Djediat and Alain Cout{\'e} and Fernand Fi{\'e}vet},
  journal={Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={1852-8}
}
The potential ecotoxicity of nanosized cadmium sulfide (CdS), synthesized by the polyol process, was investigated using common Anabaena flos-aquae cyanobacteria and Euglena gracilis euglenoid microalgae. The photosynthetic activities of these microorganisms, after addition of free Cd2+ ions and CdS nanoparticles, varied with the presence of tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO) used to protect surface particle to avoid toxicity and also to control particle size and shape during the synthesis. The… CONTINUE READING

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