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In Vitro comparison of biotoxicity of Reduced Graphene and Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles

Andrij Holian, PhD
SURP Student: 
Lucas Uecker, University of Montana Western

Sub groups of graphene nanoparticles have been increasing in popularity for commercial applications due to the particle’s unique chemical properties and low-cost. This study evaluated the biotoxicity of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and graphene oxide (GO) particles on C10 lung epithelial cells and C57BL/6 alveolar macrophages isolated from mice.  Evaluations included measurements of cell viability and cell death, along with the release of proinflammatory cytokines from both cells.