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Table 1 Physicochemical properties of particles used in this study

From: Induction of stem-like cells with malignant properties by chronic exposure of human lung epithelial cells to single-walled carbon nanotubes

  SWCNT Crocidolite asbestos
Manufacturer CNI NIEH, Kalahari Desert
Catalog reference Unidym™ CAS 12001-28-4
Synthesis HiPco Natural
Purification Acid treatment -
BET surface area (m2/g) 400-1040 9.8
Dry mean length (L) (μm) 0.1-1 210
Dry mean width (W) (nm) 0.8-1.2 10
% carbon (w/w) > 99% -
% metal impurity (w/w)   
Fe 0.23% 31.8%
SiO2 - 50.9%
Other trace metals Not detectable 6.2%