Huipeng Zhou

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A tetracationic perylene probe (probe 1) was designed and synthesized. Probe 1 was used for the real-time fluorescence turn-on assay of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and inhibitor screening. Probe 1 monomer fluorescence could be very efficiently quenched by ATP through the formation of an ATP/probe 1 complex. ALP triggered the degradation of ATP, the(More)
Highly fluorescent papain stabilized gold nanoclusters (NCs) have been synthesized through a simple wet chemical route. Papain was used for the first time as an effective capping and reducing agent for these clusters. The optimal conditions for the synthesis of the gold nanoclusters, including the concentrations of papain and NaOH, reaction time and(More)
A novel method for the sensing of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and inhibitor screening based on the formation of metal coordination polymer has been developed. Acetylthiocholine (ATCh) was selected as the substrate. In the presence of AChE, ATCh was hydrolyzed to thiocholine and acetate. Thiocholine interacted with Ag(I) to form a metal coordination(More)
Superquenching of aggregation-induced emission (AIE) has been utilized in biosensing for the first time. A positively charged tetraphenylethene derivative (compound 1) showed no emission in an aqueous buffer solution. A single-stranded DNA (a polyanion) induced aggregation of compound 1, and strong compound 1 aggregate emission was observed. When the DNA(More)
A series of new star-shaped monodisperse conjugated truxene derivatives bearing oligo(fluorene-vinylene) arms (Tr-OFVn, n = 1, 2, 3, 4) have been synthesized. It is found that the conjugation of the oligomers can be extended with prolonging the arms. Notably, the branched oligomers Tr-OFVn without strong donor and acceptor units exhibit two-photon(More)
A label free continuous assay for protease activity and inhibitor screening has been developed. A protease (trypsin) could digest hemoglobin. Free heme molecules were released. Strong π-π stacking and hydrophobic interactions with the perylene probe resulted in efficient quenching of the probe's monomer fluorescence.
A positively charged perylene probe (probe 1) could induce aggregation of the gold nanoparticles (Au NPs). As a result, significant assay solution color changes were observed. A duplex DNA (DNA-1) could induce aggregation of the perylene probe. It was observed that DNA-1 could efficiently regulate the probe 1-induced Au NP aggregation. When probe 1 and(More)
A novel and efficient approach has been established for the synthesis of silver nanoclusters capped silica nanoparticles (SiO2@AgNCs). These nanoclusters (AgNCs) capped silica nanoparticles were utilized as a novel ratiometric photoluminescence (PL) nanosensor for extremely sensitive and selective detection of I- and S2- ions. The AgNCs were prepared in(More)
To meet the need for rapid and low-cost chemical sensing of explosive, new fluorescence chemosensors based on oligophenothiazines for probing vapor-phase nitro compounds have been developed. The phenothiazine-based trimer P3 and pentamer P5 have been synthesized via Heck and Wittig reactions by convergent approach. It was found that they can detect the(More)