Nanomaterials: A Danger or a Promise?

A Chemical and Biological Perspective

  • Roberta Brayner
  • Fernand Fiévet
  • Thibaud Coradin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Fernand Fiévet, Roberta Brayner
    Pages 1-25
  3. Michel Boissiere
    Pages 75-97
  4. Emil Pollert, Graziella Goglio, Stéphane Mornet, Etienne Duguet
    Pages 99-129
  5. Christine Vauthier, Patrick Couvreur, Elias Fattal
    Pages 131-151
  6. S. Cassaignon, C. Colbeau-Justin, O. Durupthy
    Pages 153-188
  7. Claude Durrieu, Florence Lagarde, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault
    Pages 189-229
  8. Sophie Lanone
    Pages 231-244
  9. Armelle Baeza-Squiban, Sandra Vranic, Sonja Boland
    Pages 245-267
  10. Auffan Melanie, Rose Jerome, Masion Armand, Labille Jerome, Chaneac Corinne, Mark R. Wiesner et al.
    Pages 269-285
  11. Mercedes Perullini, Sara A. Aldabe Bilmes, Matías Jobbágy
    Pages 307-333
  12. Niki Baccile
    Pages 335-356

About this book


With the increased presence of nanomaterials in commercial products such as cosmetics and sunscreens, fillers in dental fillings, water filtration process, catalysis, photovoltaic cells, bio-detection, a growing public debate is emerging on toxicological and environmental effects of direct and indirect exposure to these materials. Nanomaterials: A Danger or a Promise? forms a balanced overview of the health and environmental issues of nanoscale materials.


By considering both the benefits and risks associated with nanomaterials, Nanomaterials: A Danger or a Promise? compiles a complete and detailed image of the many aspects of the interface between nanomaterials and their real-life application. The full cycle of nanomaterials life will be presented and critically assessed to consider and answer questions such as:

·         How are nanomaterials made?

·         What they are used for?

·         What is their environmental fate?

·         Can we make them better?


Including coverage of relevant aspects about the toxicity of manufactured nanomaterials, nanomaterials life cycle, exposure issues, Nanomaterials: A Danger or a Promise? provides a comprehensive overview of the actual knowledge in these fields but also presents perspectives for the future development of a safer nanoscience. This comprehensive resource is a key reference for students, researcher, manufacturers and industry professionals alike.


Environmental Effects Manufactured Nanomaterials Nanomaterials Toxicology Nanoscience Safety Physico-chemical Properties

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberta Brayner
    • 1
  • Fernand Fiévet
    • 2
  • Thibaud Coradin
    • 3
  1. 1., ITODYSUniversité Paris DiderotParis cedex 13France
  2. 2., ITODYSUniversité Paris DiderotParis cedex 13France
  3. 3., LCMCPUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie/CollègeParis cedex 05France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4212-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4213-3
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