Highly sensitive "turn-on" fluorescent sensor for Hg2+ in aqueous solution based on structure-switching DNA

Zidong Wang, Jung Heon Lee, Yi Lu

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A simple design of "turn-on" fluorescent sensor for mercury was demonstrated based on structure-switching DNA with a low detection limit of 3.2 nM and high selectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6005-6007
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number45
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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