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Fluorescence detection and removal of copper from water using a biobased and biodegradable 2D soft material

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We have developed a green and robust fluorogenic (λex = 410 nm, λem = 510 nm) cellulose membrane using graphene oxide (GO) as a construct for simultaneous copper ion recognition and filtration at environmentally relevant levels. The detection limit and removal limit of Cu2+ are 7.3 × 10−7 M and 1000 ppm, respectively. The simplicity and scalability achieved for the detection and removal of metal ions in waste water is particularly noteworthy given the significant problems associated with metal ion pollution of drinking water.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescence detection and removal of copper from water using a biobased and biodegradable 2D soft material

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Submitted
17 Oct 2017
Accepted
24 Nov 2017
First published
24 Nov 2017

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 184-187
Article type
Communication

Fluorescence detection and removal of copper from water using a biobased and biodegradable 2D soft material

M. Li, Z. Liu, S. Wang, D. G. Calatayud, W. Zhu, T. D. James, L. Wang, B. Mao and H. Xiao, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 184
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08035B

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