Nanomaterial Information

Symbol CB
Name Carbon Black
Source Fisher Scientific #50-901-08775, Waltham, MA

Dispersant 0.0025% SDS
Size Diameter: 42 nm
Aggregate Size[1] 272.2 ± 21.1 nm
-2.49 µm/(V/cm)-s 
Refractive Index 2 [3]

Toxicity test method

Suspension preparation method
1000 mg/L black carbon stock suspension was made by sonicating 400 mg black carbon powder in 400 mL 0.05% SDS solution. The mixture was sonicated in an ice bath with a sonicating probe (Vibra-Cell VCX 500, Sonics & Material, Newtown, CT) at 100 W for 30 min. The sample was stored at room temperature in a 500 mL clear glass bottle wrapped in aluminum foil before use within 6 months.

Particle size measurement method

ENM electrophoretic mobility measurement.


  1. Number mean hydrodynamic diameter nm. Measured by dynamic light scattering (Zetasizer Nano, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK)
  2. Measured at ~pH 5.
  3. Bond, T.C., Bergstrom, R.W., Light absorption by carbonaceous particles: An investigative review. Aerosol Science and Technology. 2006, 40.1, 27-67.

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