Engineered Nanoparticles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128014066, 9780128014929

Engineered Nanoparticles

1st Edition

Structure, Properties and Mechanisms of Toxicity

Authors: Ashok Singh
eBook ISBN: 9780128014929
Paperback ISBN: 9780128014066
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th November 2015
Page Count: 554
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Engineered Nanoparticles: Structure, Properties and Mechanisms of Toxicity is an indispensable introduction to engineered nanomaterials (ENM) and their potential adverse effects on human health and the environment. Although research in the area of pharmacology and toxicology of ENM is rapidly advancing, a possible correlation between their physicochemical properties and biomedical properties or toxicity is not yet fully understood. This understanding is essential to develop strategies for the safe applications and handling of ENM.

The book comprehensively defines the current understanding of ENM toxicity, first describing these materials and their physicochemical properties, and then discussing the toxicological theory and methodology before finally demonstrating the potential impact of ENM on the environment and human health.

It represents an essential reference for students and investigators in toxicology, pharmacology, chemistry, material sciences, medicine, and those in related disciplines who require an introduction to ENM and their potential toxicological effects.

Key Features

  • Provides state-of-the-art physicochemical descriptions and methodologies for the characterization of engineered nanomaterials (ENM)
  • Describes the potential toxicological effects of ENM and the nanotoxicological mechanisms of action
  • Presents how to apply theory to practice in a public health and risk assessment setting


Toxicologists, risk assessors, graduate and postgraduate students in toxicology, public health and nanotechnology.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Nanoparticles and Nanotoxicology

    • 1. Introduction to Nanoparticles
    • 2. Introduction to Nanotoxicology
    • 3. Conclusions
  • Chapter 2. Structure, Synthesis, and Application of Nanoparticles

    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Metal, Semiconductor, and Quantum Dot Nanoparticles
    • 3. Carbon Nanotubes and Fullerenes
    • 4. Linear Nanopolymers
    • 5. Dendrimer Nanoparticles
    • 6. Conclusions
    • 7. Appendices
  • Chapter 3. Physicochemical, Electronic, and Mechanical Properties of Nanoparticles

    • 1. Common Size and Surface-Related Properties
    • 2. Physicochemical Properties of Specific Nanoparticles
    • 3. Conclusions
    • 4. Appendices
  • Chapter 4. Experimental Methodologies for the Characterization of Nanoparticles

    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Nanoparticle Enumeration, Size, and Shape
    • 3. Chemical Analysis of Nanoparticles
    • 4. Surface Analysis
    • 5. Physiochemical Properties
    • 6. Magnetic Properties
    • 7. Thermodynamic Characterization
    • 8. Conclusions
  • Chapter 5. Principles of Nanotoxicology

    • 1. Historical Perspectives
    • 2. Classic Toxicology
    • 3. The Principles of Classic Toxicology and Nanotoxicology
    • 4. Nanoparticle Exposure
    • 5. Nano-Bio Interface
    • 6. Bioavailability and Biodistribution of Nanoparticles
    • 7. The Target Tissue/Organ
    • 8. Conclusions
  • Chapter 6. Nanoparticle Pharmacokinetics and Toxicokinetics

    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Elimination
    • 3. Biokinetics
    • 4. Nanoparticle Biokinetics
    • 5. Conclusions
  • Chapter 7. Mechanisms of


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About the Author

Ashok Singh

Associate Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

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Associate Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

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