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Comparative toxicity of nanoparticulate/bulk Yb2O3 and YbCl3 to cucumber (Cucumis sativus)
Zhang, P; Ma, YH; Zhang, ZY; He, X; Guo, Z(郭智); Tai, RZ(邰仁忠); Ding, YY; Zhao, YL; Chai, ZF
2012
Source PublicationENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
ISSN0013-936X
Volume46Issue:3
AbstractWith the increasing utilization of nanomaterials, there is a growing concern for the potential environmental and health effects of them. To assess the environmental risks of nanomaterials, better knowledge about their fate and toxicity in plants are required. In this work, we compared the phytotoxicity of nanoparticulate Yb2O3, bulk Yb2O3, and YbCl3 center dot 6H(2)O to cucumber plants. The distribution and biotransformation of the three materials in plant roots were investigated in situ by TEM, EDS, as well as synchrotron radiation based methods: STXM and NEXAFS. The decrease of biomass was evident at the lowest concentration (0.32 mg/L) when exposed to nano-Yb2O3, while at the highest concentration, the most severe inhibition was from YbCl3. The inhibition was dependent on the actual amount of toxic Yb uptake by the cucumber plants. In the intercellular regions of the roots, Yb2O3 particles and YbCl3 were all transformed to YbPO4. We speculate that the dissolution of Yb2O3 particles induced by the organic acids exuded from roots played an important role in the phytotoxicity. Only under the nano-Yb2O3 treatment, YbPO4 deposits were found in the cytoplasm of root cells, so the phytotoxicity might also be attributed to the Yb internalized into the cells.
Language英语
Funding Project应物所项目组
WOS IDWOS:000299864400070
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.sinap.ac.cn/handle/331007/13105
Collection中科院上海应用物理研究所2011-2019年
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Zhang, P,Ma, YH,Zhang, ZY,et al. Comparative toxicity of nanoparticulate/bulk Yb2O3 and YbCl3 to cucumber (Cucumis sativus)[J]. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY,2012,46(3).
APA Zhang, P.,Ma, YH.,Zhang, ZY.,He, X.,Guo, Z.,...&Chai, ZF.(2012).Comparative toxicity of nanoparticulate/bulk Yb2O3 and YbCl3 to cucumber (Cucumis sativus).ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY,46(3).
MLA Zhang, P,et al."Comparative toxicity of nanoparticulate/bulk Yb2O3 and YbCl3 to cucumber (Cucumis sativus)".ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 46.3(2012).
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