A cyclometallated Ir(III) complex was synthesised and evaluated for the ability to act as a luminescent G-triplex probe. The iridium(III) complex 1 [Ir(phq)2(2,9-dmphen)]PF6 (where phq = 2-phenylquinoline; 2,9-dmphen = 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) exhibited high luminescence for G-triplex DNA over dsDNA and ssDNA, and was employed to construct a label-free G-triplex-based assay for mung bean nuclease activity in aqueous solution. This method was highly sensitive and selective for MB nuclease activity over other DNA-modifying enzymes.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Chemistry B|
|Early online date||27 Nov 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jan 2015|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Materials Science(all)