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Detection of toxic mercury ions using a ratiometric CdSe/ZnS nanocrystal sensor

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Abstract

We have developed a strategy for the ratiometric detection of toxic Hg2+ ions using a semiconductor nanocrystal energy-transfer donor coupled to a mercury-sensitive “turn-on” dye acceptor. The results demonstrate a new paradigm of toxic metal sensing that resolves the difficulties with the use of semiconductor nanotechnology for this purpose.

Graphical abstract: Detection of toxic mercury ions using a ratiometric CdSe/ZnS nanocrystal sensor

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The article was received on 12 Mar 2011, accepted on 27 May 2011 and first published on 06 Jun 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11442E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 7773-7775
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    Detection of toxic mercury ions using a ratiometric CdSe/ZnS nanocrystal sensor

    L. E. Page, X. Zhang, A. M. Jawaid and P. T. Snee, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 7773
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11442E

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