Detection of toxic mercury ions using a ratiometric CdSe/ZnS nanocrystal sensor
Page, Leah E.
Jawaid, Ali M.
Snee, Preston T.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
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We have developed a strategy for the ratiometric detection of toxic Hg(2+) ions using a semiconductor nanocrystal energy-transfer donor coupled to a mercury-sensitive "turn-on" dye acceptor. The results demonstrate a new paradigm of toxic metal sensing that resolves the difficulties with the use of semiconductor nanotechnology for this purpose.