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 many of the proposed changes
will deeply impact the nanotechnology community. Recent presentations by
EPA officials provide a richer understanding of the changes taking
place within the Agency's approach to chemical regulatory policy and
more specifically, where nanomaterials fit into that policy. Read the
column at

http://www.nanotech-now.com/columns/?article=437

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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