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The soft interactions of aminated SiO₂ nanoparticles with fluorescent partners: a multi-functional sensing platform with a signal amplification effect
- Hengchang, Ma, Zengming, Yang, Haiying, Cao, Lei, Lei, Ziqiang, Lei
- RSC advances 2016 v.6 no.73 pp. 69404-69411
- electrostatic interactions, fluorescence, nanoparticles, silica
- Signal amplification, known as the “molecular wire” effect, is greatly desirable and achieved by the electrostatic interactions of aminated SiO₂ nanoparticles (SiO₂–NH₂) with acidic fluorescent partners (NBTA). This explored sensing platform exhibited a multi-responsive capability toward external stimuli, including that of TFA/Et₃N, chloroauric acid, as well as the explosive compound PA.