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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)
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)
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 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)
A closely interconnected network of MoP nanoparticles (MoP-CA2) with rich nano-pores, large specific surface area, and high conductivity can function as a highly active non-noble metal catalyst for electrochemically generating hydrogen from acidic water. The network exhibits nearly 100% Faradaic efficiency and needs overpotentials of 125 and 200 mV to(More)
In this article, carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) were used as a novel fluorescent sensing platform for highly sensitive and selective Hg(2+) detection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first example of CNPs obtained from candle soot used in this type of sensor. The general concept used in this approach is based on that adsorption of the fluorescently(More)
In this communication, we demonstrate for the first time the proof of concept that carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) can be used as an effective fluorescent sensing platform for nucleic acid detection with selectivity down to single-base mismatch. The dye-labeled single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) probe is adsorbed onto the surface of the CNP via π-π interaction,(More)
Disease diagnosis on the basis of biomolecular analysis requires sensitive, cost-effective, and multiplexed assays. Biomarker analysis based on electronic readout has long been cited as a promising approach that would enable the creation of a new family of chip-based devices with appropriate cost and sensitivity for medical testing. [4, 5] The sensitivity(More)