IMR Press / FBE / Volume 4 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.2741/E438

Frontiers in Bioscience-Elite (FBE) is published by IMR Press from Volume 13 Issue 2 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.


Determination of nanoparticles in biological matrices

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1 Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Cordoba, E-14071 Cordoba, Spain

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Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2012, 4(3), 1024–1042;
Published: 1 January 2012

Human exposure to nanoparticles has increased considerably due to anthropogenic activities dominated by coal and diesel oil fuel combustion. Not only the inhalation of nanoparticles, which nowadays is considered to be the most significant via of exposure to nanomaterials, but also the gradually more employment of nanoparticles in products such as cosmetics, deodorants, textiles, or even food is broadening the exposure to those materials. Developing the previous applications will obviously require the use of analytical methodologies to analyse biological matrices in order to assess potential risks in their use and take appropriate corrective actions. This chapter describes a general overview of the most important analytical techniques for the analysis of nanoparticles in biological matrices.

Biological Samples
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