Journal or Book Title
New Journal of Chemistry
The molecular recognition unit of a fluorescent sensor is its most cumbersome part to design and synthesize, but is key to the specificity of the sensor. Molecular imprinting within cross-linked micelles using easily synthesized modular templates allowed us to create analyte-specific binding sites with a nearby fluorescent probe. This strategy makes it straightforward to vary the recognition unit independent of the reporting unit, making the sensor potentially applicable to a wide range of molecular analytes.
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Xing, Xiaoyu and Zhao, Yan, "Fluorescent Nanoparticle Sensors with Tailor-Made Recognition Units and Proximate Fluorescent Reporter Groups" (2018). Chemistry Publications. 1202.