Functionalized Silver Nanowires for Live Cell Study
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The biocompatibility of the surface-functionalized silver nanowires has been investigated in two cell lines. It was found that the functionalized silver nanowires with 200 nm diameter and length up to a few μm can be internalized by cells. The cytotoxicity of the silver nanowires was found to depend on their surface modifications. It was also demonstrated that the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) could be measured on the silver nanowires, which added additional functionality to the silver nanowires.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 37(6), 610-611, 2008-06-05
The Chemical Society of Japan