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A DNA-templated fluorescent silver nanocluster with enhanced stability

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Abstract

We report the discovery of a DNA sequence that templates a highly stable fluorescent silver nanocluster. In contrast to other DNA templated silver nanoclusters that have a relatively short shelf-life, the fluorescent species templated in this new DNA sequence retains significant fluorescence for at least a year. Moreover, this new silver nanocluster possesses low cellular toxicity and enhanced thermal, oxidative, and chemical stability.

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Submitted
19 Mar 2012
Accepted
05 May 2012
First published
30 May 2012

Nanoscale, 2012,4, 4107-4110
Article type
Communication

A DNA-templated fluorescent silver nanocluster with enhanced stability

J. Sharma, R. C. Rocha, M. L. Phipps, H. Yeh, K. A. Balatsky, D. M. Vu, A. P. Shreve, J. H. Werner and J. S. Martinez, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 4107 DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30662J

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