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|Title:||A systematic comparison of different techniques to determine the zeta potential of silica nanoparticles in biological medium|
|Authors:||SIKORA Aneta; BARTCZAK Dorota; GEISSLER Daniel; KESTENS Vikram; ROEBBEN Gert; RAMAYE YANNIC; VARGA Z.; PALMAI Marcell; SHARD Alexander; GOENAGA INFANTE Heidi; MINELLI Caterina|
|Citation:||ANALYTICAL METHODS no. 7 p. 9835–9843|
|Publisher:||ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The surface charge of nanoparticles plays an important role in the way they interact with biological systems. The ability to measure the surface charge of nanoparticles in biological media is therefore of importance in understanding the magnitude of such interactions. There are a number of methods which may be used to assess surface charge through the measurement of electrophoretic mobility. In order to better understand the comparability of these methods, the ζ-potential of silica nanoparticles in water, buffer and serum-based biological medium was measured by one ensemble and two particle-byparticle techniques: electrophoretic light scattering (ELS), tunable resistive pulse sensing (TRPS) and zeta particle tracking analysis (z-PTA). To allow comparability of results from different techniques, test samples were prepared according to an established protocol, although some variations were necessary to meet specific instrument requirements. Here we compare, for the first time, measurement results from the different techniques and discuss how modifications related to parameters such as environmental pH, dilution factor and presence of biomolecules influence the charge measurements.|
|JRC Directorate:||Health, Consumers and Reference Materials|
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