Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Research article
24 Jun 2019
Research article |  | 24 Jun 2019

Influence of functional groups on toxicity of carbon nanomaterials

Yongchun Liu, Haotian Jiang, Chunmei Liu, Yanli Ge, Lian Wang, Bo Zhang, Hong He, and Sijin Liu


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AR by Yongchun Liu on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 May 2019) by Markus Ammann
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 May 2019)
ED: Publish as is (05 Jun 2019) by Markus Ammann
Short summary
During production and use of carbon nanomaterials, they are prone to enter the environment and ultimately the human body, and subsequently to pose a risk of adverse health effects. This work has for the first time found that epoxide is highly active to form ROS, possibly leading to a strong oxidation stress to humans, while carboxylation and hydroxylation have little influence on the oxidation potential. This suggests that more attention should be paid to epoxide-containing carbon nanomaterials.
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