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Genotoxicity study of high aspect ratio silver nanowires

2017-01-01
Charehsaz, Mohammad
COŞKUN, Sahin
Ünalan, Hüsnü Emrah
Reis, Rengin
Helvacioglu, Sinem
GIRI, Ashok Kumar
Aydin, Ahmet
The genotoxicity potential of silver nanowires synthesized via the solution-based polyol method has been investigated. They were found to be non-mutagenic in three Salmonella strains and were not genotoxic in a clastogenicity assay in mice. Residual surfactant was found to have an effect on the toxicological properties of the nanowires by increasing the rate of Ag+ release. Residual surfactant can be easily degraded via a UV treatment.