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January 11th, 2010

Particle length-dependent titanium dioxide nanomaterials'toxicity and bioactivity

Abstract:
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanomaterials have considerable beneficial applications varying from additives in paint, paper, plastics and cosmetics to uses in photocatalysts, solar cells and medical materials and devices. It has been established for many years that pigment-grade TiO2 (200 nm sphere) is relatively inert when internalized into a biological model system (in vivo or in vitro).

For this reason, TiO2 nanomaterials are an attractive alternative in applications where biological exposures will occur. Unfortunately, metal oxides on the nanoscale (one dimension <100 nm) may or may not exhibit the same toxic potential as the original material.

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