Analysis of fullerenes and fuctionalized fullerenes in water samples by liquid chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry
Engineered nanoparticles are manufactured in rapidly increasing quantities nowadays. Engineered
nanoparticles (ENP) are manufactured in rapidly increasing quantities nowadays. Fullerenes, which
belong to class of organic nanoparticles, are applied at an increasing rate in commercial applications
such as for example personal care products and organic photovoltaic cells (solar cells), and in medical
applications, such as imaging probes and drug carriers. Due to this and their unique properties, there is a
growing concern about the human health and environmental effects of fullerenes.