The idea that nanotube-based materials could one day replace the hard-to-reach plastic used in smartphones and tablets is gaining ground.
But these materials could also become a threat to other materials, according to a new study from University of Waterloo.
In fact, the study finds that materials made from the carbon nanots, carbon compounds and other biomolecules found in fibers could be a threat not only to smartphones and other digital devices, but to all other materials in our everyday lives.
The researchers, led by Jian-Chiang Wang, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, studied the properties of polystyrene and polystyrosol, two types of fibers.
They found that these materials contain a lot of chemicals that could be toxic or even explosive.
The paper appears in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Polystyrene is made from carbon monoxide (CO), which can cause burns in humans.
Polypropylene, or PVC, is made of polyethylene glycol (PEG), a plastic.
Both of these plastics are used in consumer products like plastics bags, baby bottles, toys and toys for children.
Both polystyrops and polypropylene are also used in electronic devices like keyboards, touchpads and tablets.
They are also commonly found in other materials like paper, vinyl and even paper towels.
They contain large amounts of polymers called poly(ethylene) sulfonate, which are used as insulators to protect electronics.
When the researchers added the chemicals to polystyrenes, they made them explode.
These compounds are also the same types of chemicals used to make the foam used in playground equipment.
They have been found to be highly flammable, but researchers have struggled to figure out how to control their release without causing a fire.
Wang and his colleagues wanted to know if the chemicals released by polystyreins could be used as a biological agent.
To do that, they looked at how the materials reacted with different kinds of DNA, and how these reactions were inhibited by various compounds that inhibit the activity of the enzymes that break down polystyrethanes.
Wang’s team used chemical analysis to determine how the polymer reacted with the DNA, as well as the chemical reactions they induced with DNA samples.
The results showed that the polymer acted like a reactive oxygen species (ROS), an oxygen molecule that causes damage to DNA.
The chemical reaction between the polymer and the DNA is called a poly(styrene-mediated ROS) reaction, and it’s a way of producing reactive oxygen, or ROS, in the cell, Wang’s group found.
This means that the polystyrexin, which is a polymer that can absorb ROS, is an active agent that can damage DNA.
When he combined polystyrose and the enzyme enzyme called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA polymerase) that was found in DNA in the cells, he was able to activate a specific enzyme that is a part of DNA repair and repair, called an epigenetic repair.
This repair is an essential part of cellular repair and life.
The polymer can react with DNA to make DNA methyltransferase, which can convert the DNA into a new form that can be used for DNA repair.
When this process occurs, the polymer can be degraded to its original state.
When it’s degraded, the polyester can act as a “memory” that can react chemically with DNA molecules and turn them into new copies of itself.
Wang found that the enzyme that was activated by the polymer also inhibited the enzyme for DNA methyl transferase, called DNA repair enzyme (DRE).
DRE has been found in a number of other materials that are used to form plastics, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropyl chloride, polystylin and vinyl chloride.
This enzyme is part of a group of enzymes that helps convert polystyrol to polyvinylene.
It is also found in some plastics that are commonly used in furniture, such as the wood and fiberglass.
Wang noted that the results of this study suggested that polystyrin is a biological compound that can trigger oxidative stress and damage DNA in certain cells.
“There are many things that we don’t know about how polystyriels behave and can trigger DNA damage,” Wang said.
“We also don’t have any way to make them biodegradable.”
A more immediate threat to our everyday life Wang and the other researchers hope their findings will encourage researchers to look at the chemistry of materials that we use everyday.
This includes plastic, glass, ceramics and metals.
“For the first time, we have a look at what’s in these materials that could potentially be a major threat to us,” Wang told Digital Trends.
“It’s really important that we understand the chemistry and what is causing it.”
Wang is currently working on a paper about the potential of materials made out of poly(vinyl-ethyl