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The Fate of Polyol-Made ZnO and CdS Nanoparticles in Seine River Water (Paris, France)

Abstract : This study aims to characterize nanoparticles with different compositions and structures as well as seeing their evolutions over time in a natural environment such as Seine river water (Paris, France). Face centered cubic (fcc) and hexagonal (hcp) CdS as well as hexagonal (hcp) ZnO nanoparticles were synthesized by the Polyol method. CdS nanoparticles (i) cfc structure: are agglomerated, present 100 nm length with heterogeneous diameter and 10 m(2) g(-1) specific surface area (S-g) from Brunauer Emett and Teller (BET) measurements; (ii) hcp structure: 20 nnn and S-g = 67 m(2) g(-1). ZnO hcp nanoparticles presents 50 nm length and 15 nm diameter and S-g = 54 m(2) g(-1). These results are in agreement with X-ray diffraction (XRD), and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXs). After 48 h interaction with Seine river water, cryo-TEM analysis showed that ZnO nanoparticles form spherical agglomerates with 300 nnn diameter; CdS nanoparticles (fcc) are agglomerated presenting large diameters (>500 nm); and CdS nanoparticles (hcp) are not agglomerated and present the same characteristics of the starting material. After 168h of contact with Seine river water, CdS (fcc) presents only 14% of dissolution, CdS (hcp) presents both 60% dissolution and 30% reprecipitation in a cadmium carbonate form and finally almost 90% of ZnO nanoparticles are dissolved.
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Alice Da Rocha, Yann Sivry, Alexandre Gelabert, Zyed Beji, Marc Benedetti, et al.. The Fate of Polyol-Made ZnO and CdS Nanoparticles in Seine River Water (Paris, France). Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, American Scientific Publishers, 2015, 15 (5), pp.3900-3908. ⟨10.1166/jnn.2015.9276⟩. ⟨insu-02875087⟩

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