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A turn-on fluorescence sensor for cyanide from mechanochemical reactions between quantum dots and copper complexes

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Abstract

Manual grinding of CuCl2, 2,2′-bipyridine and hydrophobic CdSe QDs creates a selective and fast turn-on fluorescence sensor for detection of nanogram quantities of solid cyanide salts by the naked-eye. Using a fluorescence detector this simple sensor detects 100 ppm of NaCN in sand.

Graphical abstract: A turn-on fluorescence sensor for cyanide from mechanochemical reactions between quantum dots and copper complexes

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The article was received on 26 Jul 2011, accepted on 14 Sep 2011 and first published on 26 Sep 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC14565G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 11700-11702
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    A turn-on fluorescence sensor for cyanide from mechanochemical reactions between quantum dots and copper complexes

    C. R. Maldonado, A. Touceda-Varela, A. C. Jones and J. C. Mareque-Rivas, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 11700
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC14565G

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