Zhiyong Zhang


Affiliation: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Country: China


  1. Xie C, Ma Y, Yang J, Zhang B, Luo W, Feng S, et al. Effects of foliar applications of ceria nanoparticles and CeCl3 on common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Environ Pollut. 2019;250:530-536 pubmed publisher
  2. He X, Xie C, Ma Y, Wang L, He X, Shi W, et al. Size-dependent toxicity of ThO2 nanoparticles to green algae Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Aquat Toxicol. 2019;209:113-120 pubmed publisher
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on aquatic toxicity of ThO2 NPs. ..
  3. Konate A, Wang Y, He X, Adeel M, Zhang P, Ma Y, et al. Comparative effects of nano and bulk-Fe3O4 on the growth of cucumber (Cucumis sativus). Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2018;165:547-554 pubmed publisher
    ..These promising results can help to develop the possible application of Fe3O4 NPs which may improve nutrient management to overcome food security. ..
  4. Zhang Z, He X, Zhang H, Ma Y, Zhang P, Ding Y, et al. Uptake and distribution of ceria nanoparticles in cucumber plants. Metallomics. 2011;3:816-22 pubmed publisher
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first detailed study of uptake and distribution of metal oxide nanoparticles in plants. ..
  5. Rui Y, Zhang P, Zhang Y, Ma Y, He X, Gui X, et al. Transformation of ceria nanoparticles in cucumber plants is influenced by phosphate. Environ Pollut. 2015;198:8-14 pubmed publisher
    ..5%) were much higher than those in the +P group (30.1 mg/kg, 21%). The results suggest that phosphate might influence the transformation process of CeO2 NPs in plants and subsequently their ultimate fate in the ecosystem. ..
  6. Peng L, He X, Zhang P, Zhang J, Li Y, Zhang J, et al. Comparative pulmonary toxicity of two ceria nanoparticles with the same primary size. Int J Mol Sci. 2014;15:6072-85 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, the size distribution of ceria-containing agglomerates in the exhaust, as well as their surface chemistry are essential characteristics to assess the potential risks of using nano-ceria as a fuel additive. ..
  7. Ma Y, Wang J, Peng C, Ding Y, He X, Zhang P, et al. Toxicity of cerium and thorium on Daphnia magna. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2016;134P1:226-232 pubmed publisher
    ..The results also suggest that more attention should be paid on the detrimental effect of Th in the form of particulate ThO2. ..
  8. Zhang P, Ma Y, Liu S, Wang G, Zhang J, He X, et al. Phytotoxicity, uptake and transformation of nano-CeO2 in sand cultured romaine lettuce. Environ Pollut. 2017;220:1400-1408 pubmed publisher
  9. Guo Z, Xie C, Zhang P, Zhang J, Wang G, He X, et al. Toxicity and transformation of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide in bacteria biofilm. Sci Total Environ. 2017;580:1300-1308 pubmed publisher
    ..We deduced that the elimination of the toxicity of rGO at mature phase was contributed by EPS protection and the oxidation of rGO. This study provides new insights into the interaction of GNMs with bacteria biofilm. ..

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  1. Wang G, Ma Y, Zhang P, He X, Zhang Z, Qu M, et al. Influence of phosphate on phytotoxicity of ceria nanoparticles in an agar medium. Environ Pollut. 2017;224:392-399 pubmed publisher
    ..Considering the wide existence of phosphate in the environment, phosphate-related transformation may be a critical factor in evaluating the toxicity and fate of many other metal-based NPs. ..
  2. Peng C, Ma Y, Ding Y, He X, Zhang P, Lan T, et al. Influence of Speciation of Thorium on Toxic Effects to Green Algae Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;18: pubmed publisher
    ..This finding provides useful information on understanding the fate and toxicity of Th in the aquatic environment. ..