Fast catalytic and electrocatalytic oxidation of sodium borohydride on palladium nanoparticles and its application to ultrasensitive DNA detection

Department of Chemistry and Chemistry Institute of Functional Materials, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Korea.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.83). 11/2009; DOI: 10.1039/b912450k
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We report an ultrasensitive DNA sensor using the rapid enhancement of electrocatalytic activity of DNA-conjugated Pd nanoparticles (NPs); the rapid enhancement results from the fast catalytic hydrolysis of NaBH(4) on Pd NPs and subsequent fast hydrogen sorption into Pd NPs.

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