Milk quality control: instant and quantitative milk fat determination with a BODIPY sensor-based fluorescence detector†
The first fluorescent sensor for milk fat was developed. It exhibited a magnificent, yet selective turn-on feature towards fat molecules in a complicated milk matrix by a disaggregation-induced emission mechanism. Further construction of a handy fluorescence milk fat detector provided a convenient rapid tool to measure the fat amount quantitatively. This discovery may help enhance the milk quality control process.