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What Drives the Regulation of Nanomaterials?

There are many influences on regulatory policies for chemicals and

nanomaterials and it's important for us to understand the dynamics

affecting the regulatory process. Regulatory policy and the development

of science-based regulations can often be a complex give and take among

producers and users, government regulators and the public.

For the full text of my latest column at Nanotechnology Now:…


Added by John DiLoreto on July 27, 2010 at 9:40pm — No Comments

2010 To Be a Busy Year for Regulation of Nanotechnology

On April 15th congressional leaders were busy

announcing legislation to tighten chemical regulatory policy in the U.S.

The House of Representatives released a discussion draft of legislation

to revise the Toxic Substances Control Act while the Senate released a

draft bill to enact changes to the primary chemical control law that has

been in effect since 1976. The draft legislation would appear to steer

away from nano-specific regulations but…


Added by John DiLoreto on April 16, 2010 at 6:10pm — No Comments

The Intersection of Nanotechnology and Chemical Regulatory Policy - Nanotechnology Regulation has arrived!

The most important chemical substance regulatory statute in the U.S. is
now facing challenges in many ways and some are wondering if
nanotechnology is fueling the fire for change. The Environmental
Protection Agency has moved beyond voluntary programs and took several
regulatory enforcement actions which portend an even more aggressive
approach toward the regulation of nanomaterials in 2010. For full column
on Nanotechnology Now.

Added by John DiLoreto on April 1, 2010 at 11:45pm — 1 Comment

Welcome - about us

Welcome! Nanopaprika was cooked up by Hungarian chemistry PhD student in 2007. The main idea was to create something more personal than the other nano networks already on the Internet. Community is open to everyone from post-doctorial researchers and professors to students everywhere.

There is only one important assumption: you have to be interested in nano!

Nanopaprika is always looking for new partners, if you have any idea, contact me at

Dr. András Paszternák, founder of Nanopaprika

Publications by A. Paszternák:

Smartphone-Based Extension of the Curcumin/Cellophane pH Sensing Method

Pd/Ni Synergestic Activity for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Conditions

The potential use of cellophane test strips for the quick determination of food colours

pH and CO2 Sensing by Curcumin-Coloured Cellophane Test Strip

Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template,

Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film,

Zigzag-shaped nickel nanowires via organometallic template-free route

Surface analytical characterization of passive iron surface modified by alkyl-phosphonic acid layers

Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Alkyl-Phosphonate SAMs on Mica

Amorphous iron formation due to low energy heavy ion implantation in evaporated 57Fe thin films

Surface modification of passive iron by alkylphosphonic acid layers

Formation and structure of alkylphosphonic acid layers on passive iron

Structure of the nonionic surfactant triethoxy monooctylether C8E3 adsorbed at the free water surface, as seen from surface tension measurements and Monte Carlo simulations

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