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Effective detection of bacteria using metal nanoclusters


Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections cause more than 700,000 deaths each year worldwide. Detection of bacteria is critical in limiting infection-based damage. Nanomaterials provide promising sensing platforms owing to their ability to access new interaction modalities. Nanoclusters feature sizes smaller than traditional nanomaterials, providing great sensitive ability for detecting analytes. The distinct optical and catalytic properties of nanoclusters combined with their biocompatibility enables them as efficient biosensors. In this review, we summarize multiple strategies that utilize nanoclusters for detection of pathogenic bacteria.

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The article was received on 03 Oct 2019, accepted on 06 Nov 2019 and first published on 08 Nov 2019

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR08510F
Nanoscale, 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Effective detection of bacteria using metal nanoclusters

    D. Li, B. Kumari, J. M. Makabenta, A. Gupta and V. Rotello, Nanoscale, 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9NR08510F

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