Fluorescent mesoporous silica nanoparticles functionalized graphene oxide: A facile FRET-based ratiometric probe for Hg2+

Haixia Zhang, Cuiyan Tong, Jie Sha, Bingxin Liu, Changli Lü

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Abstract

This paper reported a facile method for fabricating a functionalized fluorescent graphene oxide (GO) by covalently grafting the amine-modified mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) containing poly(p-phenylenevinylene) (PPV) and lactam of Rhodamine 6G (SRh6G) inside the channel of MSNs. The resulted GO-PPV@MSN-NH2@SRh6G fluorescent hybrid nanoparticles had a good dispersion and strong green fluorescence in aqueous solution. This hybrid material can be used as a fluorescent ratiometric probe to detect Hg2+ in the water through fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). Upon the addition of only Hg2+ ions, the mission corresponding to the ring-opened form of rhodamine appeared at 550 nm with a simultaneous emission quenching of PPV at 494 nm. This ratiometric fluorescence change indicated that an FRET from the PPV to rhodamine was triggered by Hg2+ ions. The hybrid nanoparticles of GO-PPV@MSN-NH2@SRh6G could be used as a novel fluorescent probe to carry out the quantitative detection of Hg2+ with a detection limit of 7.1 × 10-8 M.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-189
Number of pages9
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Volume206
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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