Toxicity of graphene related materials and transition metal dichalcogenides

Elaine Lay Khim Chng, Martin Pumera

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The dramatic rise in the development and application of graphene related materials (graphene, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide) as well as of nanosized layered transition metal dichalcogenides gives a strong incentive to study the toxicity of these nanomaterials. It was found that size, surface area, shape, number of layers and amount and type of oxygen containing groups strongly influence toxicity of the nanomaterials. Important toxicity studies are reviewed here with a focus on the above mentioned materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3074-3080
Number of pages7
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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