Oligonucleotide assisted light-emitting Alq3 microrods: Energy transfer effect with fluorescent dyes

Chunzhi Cui, Dong Hyuk Park, Jeongyong Kim, Jinsoo Joo, Dong June Ahn

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Oligonucleotide assisted tri(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminium (Alq3) microrods were prepared for the first time. When hybridized with oligonucleotide labeled by Cy3 fluorescent dye, a significant photoluminescence variation of the Alq3 microrods was observed due to Förster resonance energy transfer, unlike when Cy5-oligonucleotide was used. Versatile nucleotide manipulation would open up wider applications of Alq3-based materials, based on this fundamental observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5360-5362
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 14


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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