Labex Serenade News and events

New article by Dussert et al. in Nanomaterials

Synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) is used in numerous applications and included in many daily products to which humans are exposed via inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact. Read More

New article by Stimpson et al. in Biomacromolecules

Interactions between polysaccharides, specifically between cellulose and hemicelluloses like xyloglucan (XG), govern the mechanical properties of the plant cell wall. This work aims to understand how XG molecular weight (MW) and the removal of saccharide residues impact the elastic modulus of XG–cellulose materials. Read More

New article by Nasiri et al. in Applied Clay Science

The flourishing market of nanocomposite food packaging has raised concerns about the safety of these materials. While several works on this issue have been published in recent years, they main focus in these studies was found to be on the possible migration of the nanoparticle its constituents. Read More

Special Issue - Advances in Toxicity of Nanoparticles

This Special Issue is open to valuable contributions presenting advances on the elucidation of the potential toxic effects of nanoparticles. For years, humans have been exposed—intentionally or unintentionally—to a broad range of nanoparticle-containing products. Read More

Special Issue - Advances in Toxicity of Nanoparticles

This Special Issue is open to valuable contributions presenting advances on the elucidation of the potential toxic effects of nanoparticles. For years, humans have been exposed—intentionally or unintentionally—to a broad range of nanoparticle-containing products. Read More

New article by Jaafar et al. in Carbohydrate Polymers

Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and xyloglucan (XG) were used to construct new aerogels inspired by the hierarchical organization of wood tissue, i.e., anisotropic porous cellular solid with pore walls containing oriented and stiff cellulose nanorods embedded in hemicellulose matrix. Read More

ICEENN 2020 - Postponed to 2021

The 15th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials (ICEENN) will be held at the University of Montreal, in Montreal, Canada from August 2021. Read More

Two SERENADE articles classified as ‘HOT articles’ according to Environmental Science: Nano

‘HOT articles’ are articles which have receive particularly high scores at peer review. Read More

New article by Dalzon et al. in Environmental Science: Nano

Despite considerable research effort devoted to the study of the effects of silver nanoparticles on mammalian cells in recent years, data on the potential long term effects of this nanomaterial remain scarce, and centered on epithelial cells. Read More

New article by Weiss et al. in ACS Nano

The COVID-19 outbreak has fueled a global demand for effective diagnosis and treatment as well as mitigation of the spread of infection, all through large-scale approaches such as specific alternative antiviral methods and classical disinfection protocols. Read More