Highly photoluminescent N, P doped carbon quantum dots as a fluorescent sensor for the detection of dopamine and temperature.

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Summary of "Highly photoluminescent N, P doped carbon quantum dots as a fluorescent sensor for the detection of dopamine and temperature."

In recent times, fluorescent carbon quantum dots (CQDs) as an optical sensor have attained massive attention owing to their excellent optical properties. In current investigation, our group presented an easy and economical methodology to synthesize the nitrogen and phosphorous doped carbon quantum dots (N, P doped CQDs) for sensing dopamine (DA) and temperature in aqueous medium. The synthesized CQDs were characterized by using XRD, XPS, TEM, UV-Vis, FT-IR and fluorescence techniques. The N, P doped CQDs were synthesized via one-step microwave digestion method by using citric acid, ethylenediamine and urea phosphate as precursors. This method established the noble water solubility, good optical performances and fluorescence thermosensitivity of N, P doped CQDs. Also, N, P doped CQDs demonstrated a wide linear range of 10-500 μM (R = 0.994) and offered an electrifying detection limit of 0.021 μM for quantifying the dopamine. Moreover, this sensor possessed a good sensitivity, reversibility and linearity in the range of 10-70 °C. In addition, the CQDs sensing system repel the interference from probable foreign substances in real sample analysis, and attained good recoveries, which revealed the tremendous selectivity and adequate accuracy of the carbon quantum dots for sensing dopamine. The proposed N, P doped CQDs are simple as well as effective optical nanosensor and clasps venerable potential to widen the applications in analysis of biomolecules and other areas.


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Name: Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology
ISSN: 1873-2682
Pages: 61-70


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