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Title: Characterisation and determination of fullerenes: a critical review
Author: Astefanei, Alina
Núñez Burcio, Oscar
Galcerán Huguet, M. Teresa
Keywords: Ful·lerens
Issue Date: 25-Mar-2015
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: A prominent sector of nanotechnology is occupied by a class of carbon-based nanoparticles known as fullerenes. Fullerene particle size and shape impact in how easily these particles are transported into and throughout the environment and living tissues. Currently, there is a lack of adequate methodology for their size and shape characterisation, identification and quantitative detection in environmental and biological samples. The most commonly used methods for their size measurements (aggregation, size distribution, shape, etc.), the effect of sampling and sample treatment on these characteristics and the analytical methods proposed for their determination in complex matrices are discussed in this review. For the characterisation and analysis of fullerenes in real samples, different analytical techniques including microscopy, spectroscopy, flow field-flow fractionation, electrophoresis, light scattering, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry have been reported. The existing limitations and knowledge gaps in the use of these techniques are discussed and the necessity to hyphenate complementary ones for the accurate characterisation, identification and quantitation of these nanoparticles is highlighted.
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It is part of: Analytica Chimica Acta, 2015, vol. 882, p. 1-21
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ISSN: 0003-2670
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