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Table 1 Gold amount in the mouse liver following five intratracheal instillations detected with ICPMS.

From: Biodistribution of gold nanoparticles in mouse lung following intratracheal instillation

Animal number Particles used for instillations Total amount/volume given Amount of gold traced in the liver Level of the gold in the liver compared with the total amount given
1. 2 nm Au 3025 ng 4 ng 1.3‰
2. 2 nm Au 3025 ng 4.1 ng 1.4‰
3. 40 nm Au 14550 ng < 2 ng 0
4. 40 nm Au 14550 ng < 2 ng 0
5. 40 nm Au 14550 ng < 2 ng 0
6. 40 nm Au 14550 ng 43.4 ng 3‰
7. 100 nm Au 15025 ng 5.8 ng 0.39‰
8. 100 nm Au 15025 ng < 2 ng 0
9. 100 nm Au 15025 ng < 2 ng 0
10. 100 nm Au 15025 ng < 2 ng 0
11. 100 nm Au 15025 ng < 2 ng 0
12. H2O 250 μl < 2 ng  
13. H2O 250 μl < 2 ng  
14. H2O 250 μl < 2 ng  
15. H2O 250 μl < 2 ng  
16. H2O 250 μl < 2 ng