Microwave-assisted synthesis of carbon dots for "turn-on" fluorometric determination of Hg(II) via aggregation-induced emission

A fluorescent probe is presented for sensitive determination of Hg(II)

Yuan Xu; Huiyu Li; Bo Wang; Haochi Liu; Li Zhao; Tianyu Zhou; Meitong Liu; Ning Huang; Yi Li; Lan Ding; Yanhua Chen

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • A fluorescent probe is presented for sensitive determination of Hg(II)
  • The resulting CDs are well soluble in water and have a turn-on fluorescence response to Hg(II)
  • The method performed successfully when detecting Hg(II) in spiked tap and lake waters, with recoveries between 92 and 106%

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