Genotoxicity study of high aspect ratio silver nanowires

Charehsaz M., Coskun S., ÜNALAN H. E., Reis R., Helvacioglu S., Giri A. K., ...More

TOXICOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY, vol.99, pp.837-847, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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.