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Chem Commun (Camb). 2008 Dec 7;(45):6005-7. doi: 10.1039/b812755g. Epub 2008 Oct 14.

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

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  • 1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1304 W. Green Str., Urbana, IL-61801, USA.


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.

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