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Issue 4, 2004
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Heterogeneous colorimetric sensor for mercuric salts

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A novel chemical sensor for the colorimetric detection of mercuric salts is described. The sensor is based on a mesoporous nanocrystalline TiO2 film sensitised with a ruthenium dye; immersion of this film in an aqueous solution of Hg2+ results in a rapid colorimetric response, with both a high selectivity and a sub-micromolar sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: Heterogeneous colorimetric sensor for mercuric salts

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The article was received on 05 Nov 2003, accepted on 12 Dec 2003 and first published on 19 Jan 2004

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B314138A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2004,0, 362-363

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    Heterogeneous colorimetric sensor for mercuric salts

    E. Palomares, R. Vilar and J. R. Durrant, Chem. Commun., 2004, 0, 362
    DOI: 10.1039/B314138A

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