Title: NM-Series of Representative Manufactured Nanomaterials - Zinc Oxide NM-110, NM-111, NM-112, NM-113: Characterisation and Test Item Preparation
Authors: SINGH CharanjeetFRIEDRICHS SteffiLEVIN MichaelBIRKEDAL ReneJENSEN Keld AstrupPOJANA GiulioWOHLLEBEN WendelSCHULTE StefanWIENCH KarinTURNEY TKOULAEVA DMARSHALL DamianHUND-RINKE K.KOERDEL W.VAN DOREN EDE TEMMERMAN Pieter-JanABI DAOUD FRANCISCO MMAST JanGIBSON PeterKOEBER RobertLINSINGER ThomasKLEIN Christoph
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC64075
ISBN: 978-92-79-22215-3
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 25066 EN
OPOCE LA-NA-25066-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC64075
DOI: 10.2787/55008
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides scientific support to European Union policy regarding nanotechnology. Over the last three years, the JRC, in collaboration with international public and private partners, focused part of its work on establishing and applying a priority list (NM-Series) of Representative Manufactured Nanomaterials (RMNs) in support of one of the most comprehensive nanomaterial research programmes that is currently being carried out: the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) Sponsorship Programme; this collaborative programme ultimately enables the development and collection of data on characterisation, measurement, toxicological and eco-toxicological testing, as well as risk assessment and safety evaluation of nanomaterials (NMs). It is of utmost timely importance to make representative nanomaterials available to the international scientific community, in order to enable innovation and development of safe materials and products. The present report describes the characterisation of NM-110, NM-111, NM-112, and NM-113, RMN Zinc Oxide substances, originating from defined batches of commercially manufactured material, respectively. The NM-Series materials were subsampled in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular and Applied Ecology (Fh IME), in order to be made available for measurement and testing for hazard identification, risk and exposure assessment studies. The results for more than 15 endpoints are addressed in the present report, including physical-chemical properties, such as size and size distribution, crystallite size and electron microscopy images. Sample and test item preparation procedures are addressed. The RMNs are studied by a number of international laboratories. The properties of the Zinc Oxide RMNs NM-110, NM-111, NM-112, and NM-113 studied and described in this report demonstrate their relevance for use in measurement and testing studies of nanomaterials. The studies were performed in close collaboration between the PROSPECT consortium partners, the JRC, the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular and Applied Ecology (Fh-IME), BASF AG Ludwigshafen, LGC standards, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) as national metrology institute of the United Kingdom, the National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark, CSIRO and the National Measurement Institute of Australia.
JRC Institute:Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

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