Interaction of nanoparticles with biomolecules - Health effects of engineered nanomaterials

Last changed: 08 April 2022

Well-characterized model fractions of engineered nanomaterials are produced for the studies of their potential health effects.

The binding modes of biomolecules to the surface of mineral nanoparticles are investigated by a broad variety of techniques including electron microscopy, NMR and Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis. With special modification the produced nanoparticles can even be used to reveal metabolic process, i.e. act as materials for bioimaging.

Nanoparticles of iron oxide generated by wearing of vehicles have been modelled with a tailored solution of size-uniform engineered magnetite particles produced by the Bradley reaction, a solvothermal metal–organic approach rendering hydrophilic particles. Read more about it here.

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