Selective turn-on fluorescence detection of cyanide in water using hydrophobic CdSe quantum dots

Angeles Touceda-Varela, Emily I. Stevenson, Jose A. Galve-Gasion, David T. F. Dryden, Juan C. Mareque-Rivas

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Abstract

The ability of 2,2'-bipyridine-bound copper(II) ions to quench the photoluminescence of hydrophobic CdSe quantum dots is used to create a novel, selective turn-on fluorescence cyanide sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1998-2000
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number17
Early online date26 Feb 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2008

Keywords

  • electron-transport
  • aqueous-solutions
  • anion-binding
  • solar-cells
  • nanocrystals
  • recognition
  • copper(ii)
  • probes
  • sensor
  • polymer

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