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A smart material for the in situ detection of mercury in fish

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Abstract

We have developed a new fluorogenic polymer capable of detecting the presence of mercury contamination in fish samples. The modified polymer emits blue light when irradiated with UV light proportional to the quantity of mercury, as MeHg+ or Hg2+, present in fish. The quantitative relation between the concentration of mercury in fish and the increase of fluorescence in the polymer in contact with fish samples was confirmed, giving rise to quick and reliable results in the measurements of the presence of mercury in fish using a portable fluorogenic polymeric probe.

Graphical abstract: A smart material for the in situ detection of mercury in fish

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The article was received on 20 Jul 2016, accepted on 06 Sep 2016 and first published on 06 Sep 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05977E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 11915-11918

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    A smart material for the in situ detection of mercury in fish

    J. García-Calvo, S. Vallejos, F. C. García, J. Rojo, J. M. García and T. Torroba, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 11915
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05977E

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