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Highly selective and ultrasensitive detection of Hg2+ based on fluorescence quenching of Au nanoclusters by Hg2+Au+ interactions

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Abstract

A simple label-free method for the detection of Hg2+ ions with high selectivity and sensitivity has been developed by using fluorescent Au NCs in aqueous media. The sensing mechanism was based on the high-affinity metallophilic Hg2+Au+ interactions, which effectively quenched the fluorescence of Au NCs.

Graphical abstract: Highly selective and ultrasensitive detection of Hg2+ based on fluorescence quenching of Au nanoclusters by Hg2+–Au+ interactions

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The article was received on 07 Oct 2009, accepted on 11 Dec 2009 and first published on 24 Dec 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B920748A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 961-963
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    Highly selective and ultrasensitive detection of Hg2+ based on fluorescence quenching of Au nanoclusters by Hg2+Au+ interactions

    J. Xie, Y. Zheng and J. Y. Ying, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 961
    DOI: 10.1039/B920748A

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