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Film-based fluorescence sensing: a “chemical nose” for nicotine

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A novel series of emissive o-carborane derivatives, which showed multicolor, highly solid-state emission (ΦF ≥ 43%) and ideal photochemical stability, were synthesized. Inspired by the powerful mammalian olfactory system, we, for the first time, successfully obtained a fluorescent sensor array, which exhibits superior detection capability for nicotine in the gaseous phase (down to 3 ppb). Furthermore, the sensor array can be extended to detect nicotine in aqueous solution at the nano-gram level (∼0.1 ng cm−2) and determine the smoke of cigarette and electronic cigarette.

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The article was received on 31 Aug 2019, accepted on 19 Sep 2019 and first published on 19 Sep 2019

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06771J
Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 12679-12682

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    Film-based fluorescence sensing: a “chemical nose” for nicotine

    K. Liu, J. Zhang, L. Xu, J. Liu, L. Ding, T. Liu and Y. Fang, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 12679
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06771J

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