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Title: Highly selective and ultrasensitive turn-on luminescence chemosensor for mercury (II) determination based on the rhodamine 6G derivative FC1 and au nanoparticles
Authors: Brasca, Romina
Onaindia, María Celeste
Goicoechea, Héctor Casimiro
Muñoz de la Peña, Arsenio
Culzoni, María Julia
Keywords: Rodamina 6G derivada;Nanopartículas Au;Sensor químico Hg2;Ensayo fluorimétrico;Solución acuosa;Rhodamine 6G derivative;Au nanoparticles;Hg2+ chemosensor;Fluorimetric assay;Aqueous solution
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: A method for the detection and quantitation of Hg2+ in aqueous samples by fluorescence spectroscopy is presented. It consists of a turn-on sensor developed by coupling Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with the rhodamine 6G derivative FC1, in which the response is generated by a mercury-induced ring-opening reaction. The AuNPs were included in order to improve the sensitivity of the method towards the analyte, maintaining its high selectivity. The method was validated in terms of linearity, precision and accuracy, and applied to the quantitation of Hg2+ in Milli-Q and tap water with and without spiked analyte. The limit of detection and quantitation were 0.15 μg.L-1 and 0.43 μg.L-1, respectively, constituting a substantial improvement of sensitivity in comparison with the previously reported detection of Hg2+ with free FC1.
ISSN: 1424-8220
DOI: 10.3390/s16101652
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