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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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Submitted
20 Jul 2016
Accepted
06 Sep 2016
First published
06 Sep 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 11915-11918
Article type
Communication

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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