The impact of nanoparticle aggregation in liquid solution for toxicological and ecotoxicological studies

M.L. Miglietta, G. Rametta, G. Di Francia, A. Bruno, C. De Lisio, G. Leter, M. Mancuso, F. Pacchierotti, S. Buono, S. Manzo

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Abstract

Given the widespread applications of nanotechnology products, the evaluation of the potential hazards related to human exposures and environmental release of nanoparticles has become an urgent need. The development of a safety database for nanoscale particles is evolving as new particles, materials and exposure scenarios are being developed. Several studies have been focused on the importance of developing adequate physicochemical characterization of nanomaterials, in the relevant media being utilized, prior to undertaking experiments for in vitro and in vivo toxicity assessment. In this work we utilize two optical techniques: Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and Time Resolved Fluorescence Polarization Anisotropy (TRFPA) for measuring particle size, size distribution and aggregation kinetics of nanoparticles in aqueous solution for toxicological and ecotoxicological studies. The application of these two optical methods gives a careful description of the aggregation status of nanoparticles and its evolution on different time-scale. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event14th Italian Conference on Sensors and Microsystems, AISEM 2009 - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

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Conference14th Italian Conference on Sensors and Microsystems, AISEM 2009
CountryItaly
Period1/1/10 → …

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  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Miglietta, M. L., Rametta, G., Di Francia, G., Bruno, A., De Lisio, C., Leter, G., ... Manzo, S. (2010). The impact of nanoparticle aggregation in liquid solution for toxicological and ecotoxicological studies. Paper presented at 14th Italian Conference on Sensors and Microsystems, AISEM 2009, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3606-3_10