Industrially synthesized single-walled carbon nanotubes: compositional data for users, environmental risk assessments, and source apportionment.

@article{Plata2008IndustriallySS,
  title={Industrially synthesized single-walled carbon nanotubes: compositional data for users, environmental risk assessments, and source apportionment.},
  author={Desiree L Plata and Philip M. Gschwend and Christopher M. Reddy},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 18},
  pages={185706}
}
Commercially available single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) contain large percentages of metal and carbonaceous impurities. These fractions influence the SWCNT physical properties and performance, yet their chemical compositions are not well defined. This lack of information also precludes accurate environmental risk assessments for specific SWCNT stocks, which emerging local legislation requires of nanomaterial manufacturers. To address these needs, we measured the elemental, molecular, and… CONTINUE READING