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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 ...
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 ...
Aptamer-Functionalized Hydrogel Microparticles for Fast Visual Detection of Mercury(II) and Adenosine
(American Chemical Society, 2012-04-25)
With a low optical background, high loading capacity, and good biocompatibility, hydrogels are ideal materials for immobilization of biopolymers to develop optical biosensors. We recently immobilized mercury and lead binding ...
Instantaneous and Quantitative Functionalization of Gold Nanoparticles with Thiolated DNA Using a pH-Assisted and Surfactant-Free Route
(American Chemical Society, 2012-05-02)
The attachment of thiolated DNA to gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) has enabled many landmark works in nanobiotechnology. This conjugate chemistry is typically performed using a salt-aging protocol where, in the presence of an ...
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 ...
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 ...
DNA-Length-Dependent Fluorescence Signaling on Graphene Oxide Surface
Fluorescence energy transfer to graphene oxide is studied using covalently linked DNA probes ranging from 4 to 70 base pairs. The characteristic distance and mechanism of energy transfer are reported.
Surface Science of DNA Adsorption onto Citrate-Capped Gold Nanoparticles
(American Chemical Society, 2012-02-28)
Single-stranded DNA can be adsorbed by citrate capped gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), resulting in increased AuNP stability, which forms the basis of a number of biochemical and analytical applications, but the fundamental ...
Molecular Beacon Lighting up on Graphene Oxide
(American Chemical Society, 2012-05-01)
A molecular beacon (MB) is comprised of a fluorophore and a quencher linked by a DNA hairpin. MBs have been widely used for homogeneous DNA detection. In addition to molecular quenchers, many nanomaterials such as graphene ...
Visual detection of lead(II) using a label-free DNA-based sensor and its immobilization within a monolithic hydrogel
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-02-07)
Lead is highly toxic and its detection has attracted a lot of research interests. In recent years, DNA has been used for Pb2+ recognition and many fluorescent sensors with low to sub-nM detection limits have been reported. ...