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In this article, we report on the first use of fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) dye-labeled probe for fluorescence resonance enhanced DNA detection to greatly improve discrimination ability toward single-base mismatch using conjugation polymer poly(p-phenylenediamine) nanobelts (PNs) as a sensing platform. The suggested FRET dye-labeled probe(More)
Highly concentrated, well-stable gold colloids can be prepared directly from an amine-bearing polyelectrolyte-HAuCl4 aqueous solution at room temperature. It is found that increasing molar ratio of polyelectrolyte to gold leads to increasing particle size. UV-vis spectra, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) were(More)
In this Communication, we report the topotactic fabrication of self-supported nanoporous cobalt phosphide nanowire arrays on carbon cloth (CoP/CC) via low-temperature phosphidation of the corresponding Co(OH)F/CC precursor. The CoP/CC, as a robust integrated 3D hydrogen-evolving cathode, shows a low onset overpotential of 38 mV and a small Tafel slope of 51(More)
Increasing reaction temperature produces photoluminescent polymer nanodots (PPNDs) with decreased particle size and increased quantum yield. Such PPNDs are used as an effective fluorescent sensing platform for label-free sensitive and selective detection of Cu(II) ions with a detection limit as low as 1 nM. This method is successfully applied to determine(More)
In this Letter, we demonstrate the first use of carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) obtained from carbon soot by lighting a candle as a cheap, effective fluorescent sensing platform for Ag(+) detection with a detection limit as low as 500 pM and high selectivity. We further demonstrate its practical application to detect Ag(+) in a real sample.
Didodecyldimethylammonium bromide (DDAB) lipid bilayer-protected gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), which were stable and hydrophilic, were synthesized by in situ reduction of HAuCl(4) with NaBH(4) in an aqueous medium in the presence of DDAB. As-prepared nanoparticles were characterized by UV-vis spectra, transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering(More)
The development of effective and inexpensive hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) electrocatalysts for future renewable energy systems is highly desired. The strongly acidic conditions in proton exchange membranes create a need for acid-stable HER catalysts. A nanohybrid that consists of carbon nanotubes decorated with CoP nanocrystals (CoP/CNT) was prepared(More)
A novel method for effective immobilization of Ru(bpy)3(2+) on an electrode surface is developed. The whole process involves two steps: the electrostatic interactions between citrate-capped gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and Ru(bpy)3Cl2 in aqueous medium were used to fabricate Ru(bpy)(3)2+-AuNP aggregates (Ru-AuNPs) first, and then the Au-S interactions between(More)
The present article reports on a simple, economical, and green preparative strategy toward water-soluble, fluorescent carbon nanoparticles (CPs) with a quantum yield of approximately 6.9% by hydrothermal process using low cost wastes of pomelo peel as a carbon source for the first time. We further explore the use of such CPs as probes for a fluorescent(More)
Active and stable electrocatalysts made from earth-abundant elements are key to water splitting for hydrogen production through electrolysis. The growth of NiSe nanowire film on nickel foam (NiSe/NF) in situ by hydrothermal treatment of NF using NaHSe as Se source is presented. When used as a 3D oxygen evolution electrode, the NiSe/NF exhibits high activity(More)