A DNA-templated fluorescent silver nanocluster with enhanced stability

Jaswinder Sharma, Reginaldo C. Rocha, M. Lisa Phipps, Hsin Chih Yeh, Kirill A. Balatsky, Dung M. Vu, Andrew P. Shreve, James H. Werner, Jennifer S. Martinez

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4107-4110
Number of pages4
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 21 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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