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Issue 2, 2019
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Nanomaterials for luminescent detection of water and humidity

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The rapid and sensitive detection of water or humidity has attracted wide interest because of their considerable significance in the chemical industry and other fields. Nanotechnology offers potential tools in the construction of various luminescent nanosensors for sensing water or relative humidity (RH). In this review, we present the recent advances in different luminescent nanomaterials, namely, luminescent copper nanoclusters, carbon quantum dots, metal–organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks and other nanomaterials, in the detection of water and RH. Also, the challenges and opportunities are discussed.

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The article was received on 06 Sep 2018, accepted on 26 Oct 2018 and first published on 26 Oct 2018

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01726C
Citation: Analyst, 2019,144, 388-395

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    Nanomaterials for luminescent detection of water and humidity

    Y. Guo and W. Zhao, Analyst, 2019, 144, 388
    DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01726C

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