Understanding the biological safety of silica nanoparticles

Grahame Busby, Siddharth Patwardhan, Andrew Urquhart, Mary Grant

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Abstract

The toxicity of a new class of silica nanoparticles synthesised using bioinspired approaches, i.e. neutral pH, room temperature and all-aqueous environments, has been assessed. Traditional Sol-Gel production of silica nanoparticles involves harsh conditions and toxic precursors. The toxicity of bioinspired silica has not been previously reported despite potential applications in drug delivery, biocatalysis and environmental remediation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
EventBritich Toxicology Meeting - Keele, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201211 Sep 2012

Conference

ConferenceBritich Toxicology Meeting
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityKeele
Period10/09/1211/09/12

Keywords

  • drug delivery
  • mesoporous silica nanoparticles
  • cell toxicity

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