Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 402, Issue 1, pp 129–138 | Cite as

DNA-templated fluorescent silver nanoclusters

  • Bingyan Han
  • Erkang WangEmail author


In this review, we discuss the synthesis and applications of DNA-templated fluorescent silver nanoclusters in aqueous solution. Various oligonucleotide sequences or conformations have been utilized to synthesize silver nanoclusters with excellent fluorescence properties. The range of applications has expanded greatly, from live cell staining and the detection of metal ions and small biomolecules to the detection of DNA or proteins.


Silver nanoclusters Oligonucleotides DNA Fluorescence 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, grant nos. 21075120 and 20890020, and 973 projects 2009CB930100 and 2010CB933600.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesGraduate School of the Chinese Academy of SciencesChangchunChina

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