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Generation of functionalized and robust semiconducting polymer dots with polyelectrolytes

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Abstract

We describe a facile method to functionalize semiconducting polymer dots (Pdots) with polyelectrolytes. The polyelectrolyte coating dramatically improves the colloidal stability of the Pdots in solutions which are either of high ionic strength or contain bivalent metal ions: this feature allows Pdots to be used under physiologically relevant environments without losing their functionality. We conjugated the polyelectrolyte-coated Pdots with streptavidin to demonstrate their application in specific cell labeling.

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The article was received on 08 Dec 2011, accepted on 03 Feb 2012 and first published on 03 Feb 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17703J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 3161-3163
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    Generation of functionalized and robust semiconducting polymer dots with polyelectrolytes

    Y. Jin, F. Ye, C. Wu, Y. Chan and D. T. Chiu, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 3161
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17703J

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