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Submission + - Cinnamon replaces toxic chemicals in nanoparticle (ecoseed.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists at the University of Missouri used cinnamon to replace almost all toxic chemicals needed for making gold nanoparticles used in electronics and healthcare products.

Nanoparticle production requires the use of extremely dangerous and toxic chemicals. While the nanotechnology industry is expected to produce large quantities of useful nanoparticles in the near future, the entire production process could be detrimental to the environment.

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Cinnamon replaces toxic chemicals in nanoparticle

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