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Fluorescent Nanoparticle Sensors with Tailor-Made Recognition Units and Proximate Fluorescent Reporter Groups

Abstract

The molecular recognition unit of a fluorescent sensor is its most cumbersome part to design and synthesize, but is key to the specificity of the sensor. Molecular imprinting within cross-linked micelles using easily synthesized modular templates allowed us to create analyte-specific binding sites with a nearby fluorescent probe. This strategy makes it straightforward to vary the recognition unit independent of the reporting unit, making the sensor potentially applicable to a wide range of molecular analytes.

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The article was received on 08 Mar 2018, accepted on 03 May 2018 and first published on 03 May 2018


Article type: Letter
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01139G
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Fluorescent Nanoparticle Sensors with Tailor-Made Recognition Units and Proximate Fluorescent Reporter Groups

    X. Xing and Y. Zhao, New J. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01139G

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