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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Amplifying the Macromolecular Crowding Effect Using Nanoparticles
(American Chemical Society, 2012-01-11)
The melting temperature (Tm) of DNA is affected not only by salt but also by the presence of high molecular weight (MW) solutes, such as polyethylene glycol (PEG), acting as a crowding agent. For short DNAs in a solution ...
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.