Biocompatibility of boron nitride nanosheets

Srikanth, M, Wong, C, Liu, Z, Yang, W, Li, Y and Chen, Y 2017, 'Biocompatibility of boron nitride nanosheets', Nano Research, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 334-342.


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Title Biocompatibility of boron nitride nanosheets
Author(s) Srikanth, M
Wong, C
Liu, Z
Yang, W
Li, Y
Chen, Y
Year 2017
Journal name Nano Research
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 334
End page 342
Total pages 8
Publisher Tsinghua University Press
Abstract © 2017 Tsinghua University Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany The properties and applications of boron nitride (BN) nanosheets are complementary to those of graphene, with advantages in chemical and thermal stability. Biocompatibility is an important property for future biomedical applications but has not been investigated experimentally. We studied the biocompatibility of BN nanosheets of different sizes and compared it with that of BN nanoparticles in osteoblast-like cells (SaOS 2 ). Our results showed that the biocompatibility of BN nanomaterials depends on their size, shape, structure, and surface chemical properties. Electron spin resonance measurement revealed that unsaturated B atoms located at the nanosheet edges or on the particle surface are responsible for the cell death.
Subject Biomaterials
Nanomaterials
Keyword(s) biocompatibility
boron nitride
nanosheet
DOI - identifier 10.1007/s12274-017-1635-y
ISSN 1998-0124
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