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Alumina Nanoparticles and Plants: Environmental Transformation, Bioaccumulation, and Phytotoxicity

  • Monika Asztemborska
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Abstract

Aluminum oxide (alumina, Al2O3) nanoparticles (NPs) are one of the most abundantly manufactured metal oxides on a nanoscale. Nanoparticles are attractive for industry because of their exceptional properties; however, they simultaneously pose a threat for the environment. The below chapter discusses possible alumina nanoparticle transformations in water and soil, bioaccumulation by plants of aluminum originating from nanoparticles, and the main aspects of Al2O3 NP phytotoxicity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Biology, Isotope LaboratoryUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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