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Effects of Surface Coating on the Bioactivity of Metal-Based Engineered Nanoparticles: Lessons Learned from Higher Plants

  • Illya A. Medina-Velo
  • Ishaq Adisa
  • Carlos Tamez
  • Jose R. Peralta-Videa
  • Jorge L. Gardea-TorresdeyEmail author
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Abstract

Characteristics such as size, surface-to-volume ratio, and surface chemistry, among others, convey uniqueness to engineering nanoparticles (ENPs). The surface chemistry determines the stability and aggregation of ENPs and also constrains their applications, environmental fate, and interaction with living organisms. To avoid aggregation and improve stabilization, the surface chemistry of numerous ENPs has been modified through coating with several agents. However, the coating also changes their biointeractions. In this chapter we discuss literature concerning the uptake, translocation, accumulation, and physiological effects of surface-coated ENPs in economically important plants. We discussed existing information based on the type of ENP, coating agent, and species of plant. Negative and positive effects are discussed.

Keywords

Nanoparticles Surface chemistry Crop plants Uptake Stress 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency under Cooperative Agreement Number DBI-1266377. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Environmental Protection Agency. This work has not been subjected to EPA review and no official endorsement should be inferred. The authors also acknowledge the USDA grant 2016-67021-24985 and the NSF Grants EEC-1449500, CHE-0840525 and DBI-1429708. Partial funding was provided by the NSF ERC on Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (EEC-1449500). This work was also supported by Grant 2G12MD007592 from the National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). J.L. Gardea-Torresdey acknowledges the Dudley family for the Endowed Research Professorship, the Academy of Applied Science/US Army Research Office, Research and Engineering Apprenticeship program (REAP) at UTEP, and the LEER and STARs programs of the UT System. I.A. Medina-Velo thanks the support of Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia of Mexico (CONACyT).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Illya A. Medina-Velo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ishaq Adisa
    • 3
  • Carlos Tamez
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jose R. Peralta-Videa
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe University of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA
  2. 2.University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN)The University of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA
  3. 3.Environmental Science and Engineering Ph.D. ProgramThe University of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA

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