Synthesis and Applications of Luminescent Nucleic Acid-Based Silver Nanoclusters

Boon Mian Teo

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The aim of this paper is to outline and discuss novel and promising findings focusing on (i) the synthesis of fluorescent silver nanoclusters (NCs) using DNA as the stabilizing scafflds, (ii) the origins of °uorescence and (iii) recent applications in biosensing and imaging. By reviewingthe recent synthesis methods and applications of DNA-based silver NCs, we hope to demonstratethat these novel nanolights have the potential to be successful in biomedicine beyond theirtypically envisioned purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1541005
Number of pages11
JournalNano Life
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Silver nanoclusters
  • fluorescent
  • biosensor
  • bioimaging
  • DNA

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