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Genotoxicity study of high aspect ratio silver nanowires

Charehsaz, Mohammad
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.