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Table 1 Z-average and PDI values of SiO2 ZnO NPs and uZnO NPs in H2O and in culture medium (EMEM)

From: Silica encapsulation of ZnO nanoparticles reduces their toxicity for cumulus cell-oocyte-complex expansion

  SiO2 ZnO NPs uZnO NPs
Medium Time (h) Conc. (μg/ml) Z - ave ± sda (nm) PDI ± sd Z ave ± sdb (nm) PDI ± sd
ddH2O 0 1000 162.10 ± 7.35 0.123 ± 0.03 235.53 ± 16.48 0.161 ± 0.02
EMEM 0 5 65.12 ± 1.39 0.695 ± 0.01 15.58 ± 0.66 0.413 ± 0.01
EMEM 0 10 91.21 ± 8.18 0.567 ± 0.09 27.51 ± 7.17 0.738 ± 0.14
EMEM 3.5 5 25.97 ± 2.29 0.815 ± 0.07 21.03 ± 5.70 0.602 ± 0.18
EMEM 3.5 10 52.19 ± 8.81 0.761 ± 0.11 23.20 ± 8.86 0.675 ± 0.28
EMEM 16 5 19.27 ± 0.33 0.470 ± 0.004 19.80 ± 4.59 0.580 ± 0.16
EMEM 16 10 23.70 ± 2.79 0.747 ± 0.09 20.67 ± 0.68 0.574 ± 0.06
  1. aThe reported values are the mean of two independent experiments
  2. bThe reported values are the mean of three independent experiments