Booth AM1, Hansen BH1, Frenzel M1, Johnsen H2, Altin D3.
Environ Toxicol Chem. 2016 Jul;35(7):1641-9. doi: 10.1002/etc.3076. Epub 2015 Oct 6.The uptake and toxicity of 2 poly(methylmethacrylate)-based plastic nanoparticles (PNPs) with different surface chemistries (medium and hydrophobic) were assessed using aquatic organisms selected for their relevance based on the environmental behavior of the PNPs. Pure poly(methylmethacrylate) (medium; PMMA PNPs) and poly(methylmethacrylate-co-stearylmethacrylate) copolymer (hydrophobic; PMMA-PSMA PNPs) of 86 nm to 125 nm were synthesized using a miniemulsion polymerization method. Read More