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Issue 45, 2017
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Nanomaterials for the optical detection of fluoride

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Overexposure to fluoride ions (F) causes serious diseases in human beings. Extensive efforts have been made to develop sensitive and selective approaches for F detection and a variety of F sensors have been constructed recently. The burgeoning nanotechnology has provided novel materials for F analysis due to the extraordinary properties of nanomaterials. In this review, we present the recent advances in different nanomaterials-based approaches for the optical F detection via colorimetric, fluorescent and chemiluminescent responses. The materials include gold nanomaterials, CeO2 nanoparticles, semiconductor quantum dots, carbon quantum dots, metal–organic frameworks, upconversion nanoparticles, micellar nanoparticles, polymer dots, SiO2 nanoparticles and graphene oxide. The recent trends and challenges in the optical detection of F with various nanomaterials are also discussed.

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The article was received on 13 Aug 2017, accepted on 01 Nov 2017 and first published on 01 Nov 2017

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR05981G
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 17667-17680

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    Nanomaterials for the optical detection of fluoride

    Y. Guo, J. Li, S. Chai and J. Yao, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 17667
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR05981G

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