Study examines the chemical GenX in water: Is it different from other PFAS?

Published March 16, 2022

Print reported on research led by Paschalis Alexandridis, UB Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, on GenX, chemicals which the EPA recently deemed more toxic than the ‘forever chemicals’ they were developed to replace.

The research examines what happens when molecules of GenX and water intermingle to form complex structures called micelles.

"To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to report on GenX micelles," says Alexandridis. "It's an important step toward better understanding what happens to these chemicals when they are released into the environment."

Read the story here.

Water World, and Water Online also reported on the research.