Evan A. Weitz

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The synthesis and properties of two responsive magnetoluminescent iron oxide nanoparticles for dual detection of DNA by MRI and luminescence spectroscopy are presented. These magnetoluminescent agents consist of iron oxide nanoparticles conjugated with metallointercalators via a polyethylene glycol linker. Two metallointercalators were investigated:(More)
A molecular probe for the luminescent detection of adenosine nucleotides is presented. The probe, Tb-DOTAm-Phen, readily distinguishes among the three adenosine nucleotides in buffered aqueous conditions at neutral pH, a requirement for the direct monitoring of enzymatic reactions converting adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to adenosine diphosphate or adenosine(More)
A systematic study of the effect of hydrophobicity and charge on the cell viability and cell association of lanthanide metal complexes is presented. The terbium luminescent probes feature a macrocyclic polyaminocarboxylate ligand (DOTA) in which the hydrophobicity of the antenna and that of the carboxyamide pendant arms are independently varied. Three(More)
A europium probe for the ratiometric detection of potassium in water is presented. This probe demonstrates high sensitivity, with an affinity for K(+) in the mM range, and high selectivity for K(+) over Na(+), Ca(2+), Mg(2+) and Li(+). The long luminescence lifetime of the probe and its large Stokes shift further enable accurate determination of the(More)
We present the design and synthesis of a responsive magnetoplasmonic assembly for copper(I) which allows monitoring of the concentration of the metal both in three dimensions by magnetic resonance imaging and with high spatial resolution by dark field microscopy. The probe consists of azide-functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles 11.6 nm in diameter and(More)
A series of fluorinated macrocyclic complexes, M-DOTAm-F12, where M is LaIII, EuIII, GdIII, TbIII, DyIII, HoIII, ErIII, TmIII, YbIII, and FeII, was synthesized, and their potential as fluorine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents was evaluated. The high water solubility of these complexes and the presence of a single fluorine NMR signal, two(More)
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