A phenol phosphorescent microsensor of mesoporous molecularly imprinted polymers
Based on the optical quenching phenomenon, a smart mesoporous phosphorescent microsensor was built. It is a phenol microsensor, which inherits a high selectivity of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) and room-temperature phosphorescence (RTP) properties of Mn-doped ZnS quantum dots (QDs). On the surface of silane-modified Mn-doped ZnS QDs, the phenol microsensor was synthesized by a sol–gel process. Because of the presence of a porogenic agent, a mesoporous structure played an important role in increasing the detection sensitivity. The MPTS-modified Mn-doped ZnS QDs were used as solid supports and auxiliary monomers. Under optimal conditions, the experiment for the detection of phenol had a linear range of 5.0 to 50 μmol L−1 with a correlation coefficient of 0.9983 and a high imprinting factor (IF) of 3.28. In addition, the as-prepared Mn-doped ZnS QD@ms-MIPs were successfully applied for phenol determination and selectivity in water samples. Therefore, this study provides a highly selective and sensitive mesoporous phosphorescent microsensor for the detection of phenol.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection