Near-Infrared Fluorescent Sensors based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Life Sciences Applications (pages 848–863)
Ardemis A. Boghossian , Jingqing Zhang , Dr. Paul W. Barone, Nigel F. Reuel, Dr. Jong-Ho Kim, Dr. Daniel A. Heller, Dr. Jin-Ho Ahn, Andrew J. Hilmer, Alina Rwei, Jyoti R. Arkalgud, Cathy T. Zhang and Prof. Michael S. Strano
Article first published online: 12 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201100070
Sensors based on single-walled carbon nanotubes are ideal for biological systems. They exhibit fluorescence in the near-infrared range of 820–1600 nm, where biological tissue absorption is often minimal, and have an inherent photostability. Both properties are desirable for in vitro and in vivo sensors. This Review describes recent developments in this area over the past few years, and the design rules for detecting various analytes.