InP/ZnS as a safer alternative to CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots: in vitro and in vivo toxicity assessment.

@article{Brunetti2013InPZnSAA,
  title={InP/ZnS as a safer alternative to CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots: in vitro and in vivo toxicity assessment.},
  author={Virgilio Brunetti and Hicham Chibli and Roberto Fiammengo and Antonio Galeone and Maria Ada Malvindi and Giuseppe Vecchio and R. Cingolani and Jay L. Nadeau and Pier Paolo Pompa},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={307-17}
}
We show that water soluble InP/ZnS core/shell QDs are a safer alternative to CdSe/ZnS QDs for biological applications, by comparing their toxicity in vitro (cell culture) and in vivo (animal model Drosophila). By choosing QDs with comparable physical and chemical properties, we find that cellular uptake and localization are practically identical for these… CONTINUE READING