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DNA-mediated anisotropic silica coating of upconversion nanoparticles

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Abstract

We report a facile approach of using DNA molecules as switches to selectively activate silica coating onto specific facets of upconversion nanoparticles. Being simple and reproducible, this method improves the understanding of the silica coating mechanism and opens up new opportunities for nanomedicine delivery.

Graphical abstract: DNA-mediated anisotropic silica coating of upconversion nanoparticles

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The article was received on 28 May 2018, accepted on 05 Jun 2018 and first published on 05 Jun 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC04200D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    DNA-mediated anisotropic silica coating of upconversion nanoparticles

    W. Ren, Y. Zhou, S. Wen, H. He, G. Lin, D. Liu and D. Jin, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC04200D

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