1,2-dithioglycol functionalised carbon nitride quantum dots as a “turn–off” fluorescent sensor for mercury ion detection

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International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 99 (8), pp. 796 - 807
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© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. A kind of 1,2-dithioglycol (DTG) functionalised carbon nitride quantum dots (DTG-CNQDs) was designed for the first time by modifying DTG on the surface of carbon nitride quantum dots (CNQDs). The as-prepared DTG-CNQDs exhibit strong blue fluorescence under ultraviolet light and have a high quantum yield of 27%. Experiments show that Hg2+ has a good quenching effect on the fluorescence of DTG-CNQDs. In phosphate buffer (PBS, 10 mM, pH 6.0), the fluorescence quenching rate (F0/F) has a good linear relationship with the concentration of Hg2+ in the range of 0.020–0.50 μM with detection limit of 0.63 nM. This fluorescent probe possesses high sensitivity and good selectivity, which can be applied in the rapid detection of Hg2+ in tap and lake water samples.
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