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Understanding the biological safety of silica nanoparticles

Busby, Grahame and Patwardhan, Siddharth and Urquhart, Andrew and Grant, Mary (2012) Understanding the biological safety of silica nanoparticles. In: Britich Toxicology Meeting, 2012-09-10 - 2012-09-11.

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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.