The authors are grateful to the NIH (GM62958-01) and the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies for financial support.
Collective Optical Behavior of Cationic Water-Soluble Dendrimers†
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 23-24, pages 2127–2132, December, 2004
How to Cite
Wang, S., Gaylord, B. S. and Bazan, G. C. (2004), Collective Optical Behavior of Cationic Water-Soluble Dendrimers. Adv. Mater., 16: 2127–2132. doi: 10.1002/adma.200401036
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2004
- Article first published online: 16 DEC 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 AUG 2004
- Manuscript Received: 1 JUL 2004
- Optically active materials
Water-soluble dendrimers containing cationic charges and optically active units on the periphery of the macromolecular structure have been designed. Collective optical behavior of the chromophores on the surface was demonstrated by fluorescence quenching and energy-transfer experiments. These water-soluble dendrimers can be used for optically amplified DNA detection (see Figure) in homogeneous media.