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A ratiometric fluorescent nanoprobe based on terbium functionalized carbon dots for highly sensitive detection of an anthrax biomarker

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Abstract

A ratiometric fluorescent nanoprobe based on terbium functionalized carbon dots (CDs) was designed to detect dipicolinic acid (DPA) as an anthrax biomarker with high selectivity and sensitivity. CDs were generated by one-step synthesis using an ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid precursor, and served as a scaffold for coordination with Tb3+ and a fluorescence reference.

Graphical abstract: A ratiometric fluorescent nanoprobe based on terbium functionalized carbon dots for highly sensitive detection of an anthrax biomarker

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Submitted
29 Jan 2015
Accepted
16 Feb 2015
First published
16 Feb 2015

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 5036-5039
Article type
Communication

A ratiometric fluorescent nanoprobe based on terbium functionalized carbon dots for highly sensitive detection of an anthrax biomarker

H. Chen, Y. Xie, A. M. Kirillov, L. Liu, M. Yu, W. Liu and Y. Tang, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5036
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00757G

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