Determination of Iodide via Direct Fluorescence Quenching at Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Quantum Dot Fluorophores
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The development of analytical methods for rapidly, sensitively, and selectively detecting iodide (I-) in aqueous media is critically important because I- is closely related to human health because of a number of diseases caused by the deficiency and radioactivity of I-. In this work, we describe N-doped carbon quantum dots as the fluorophores for the direct determination of I- fluorescence, achieving a detection limit of 10 占with an analytical linear range up to 2.0 mM. The experimental results also demonstrate that the N-doped carbon quantum dot fluorophores possess high selectivity for I- detection. The presence of nitrogen functional groups results in a positively charged carbon quantum dot surface, which is advantageous for the detection of I- fluorescence because of the strong electrostatic interaction between carbon quantum dots and I-. This work demonstrates the possibility of developing carbon quantum dot fluorophore-based fluorescence methods for the determination of other anions.
Environmental Science & Technology Letters
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