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Blue emitting gold nanoclusters templated by poly-cytosine DNA at low pH and poly-adenine DNA at neutral pH
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-07-11)
Blue fluorescent gold nanoclusters were prepared in the presence of poly-cytosine DNAs at low pH and poly-adenine at neutral pH using citrate as the reducing agent; various buffer conditions affecting the synthesis have ...
Dissecting the effect of anions on Hg2+ detection using a FRET based DNA probe
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-08-07)
Many biosensors have been developed to detect Hg2+ using thymine-rich DNA. While sensor response to various cations is often studied to demonstrate selectivity, the effect of anions has been largely overlooked. Anions may ...
Adsorption of DNA onto gold nanoparticles and graphene oxide: surface science and applications
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-06-28)
The interaction between DNA and inorganic surfaces has attracted intense research interest, as a detailed understanding of adsorption and desorption is required for DNA microarray optimization, biosensor development, and ...
Ultrahigh Nanoparticle Stability against Salt, pH, and Solvent with Retained Surface Accessibility via Depletion Stabilization
(American Chemical Society, 2012-06-20)
For many applications, it is desirable to stabilize colloids over a wide range of buffer conditions while still retaining surface accessibility for adsorption and reaction. Commonly used charge or steric stabilization ...
Hydrogel porosity controlling DNA-directed immobilization of gold nanoparticles revealed by DNA melting and scanning helium ion microscopy
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-04-07)
Immobilization of nanomaterials is important for many applications, including sensor development, biomaterials design and catalysis. DNA-directed immobilization has been widely used because of its high specificity and ...
Biomimetic sensing based on chemically induced assembly of a signaling DNA aptamer on a fluid bilayer membrane
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-04-18)
The adenosine aptamer was split into two halves and linked to a fluid liposome surface; addition of adenosine resulted in aptamer assembly, which did not occur if the split aptamer was attached to silica nanoparticles, ...
Exploring the thermal stability of DNA-linked gold nanoparticles in ionic liquids and molecular solvents
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-11-01)
While water is the most commonly used solvent for DNA, many co-solvents have been added for various applications. Ionic liquids (ILs) are molten salts at around room temperature. ILs have been tested as a green solvent for ...
Instantaneous Attachment of an Ultrahigh Density of Nonthiolated DNA to Gold Nanoparticles and Its Applications
(American Chemical Society, 2012-12-11)
The last 16 years have witnessed the landmark development of polyvalent thiolated DNA-functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNP's) possessing striking properties within the emerging field of nanobiotechnology. Many novel ...
DNA-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles in Macromolecularly Crowded Polymer Solutions
(American Chemical Society, 2012-11-15)
DNA-functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are one of the most commonly used reagents in nanobiotechnology. They are important not only for practical applications in analytical chemistry and drug delivery, but also for ...
Fast pH-assisted functionalization of silver nanoparticles with monothiolated DNA
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-10-18)
Attaching monothiolated DNA to silver nanoparticles has been achieved at pH 3.0 in 30 minutes and difficulties associated with DNA attachment to AgNPs at neutral pH have been revealed by studying DNA adsorption kinetics.