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 AJAC  Vol.3 No.1 , January 2012
Ultrasensitive Detection of Glyphosate Using CdTe Quantum Dots in Sol-Gel-Derived Silica Spheres Coated with Calix[6]arene as Fluorescent Probes
Abstract: We have developed a simple method for the preparation of highly fluorescent and stable, water-soluble CdTe quantum dots in sol-gel-derived composite silica spheres which were coated with calix[6]arene. The resulting nanoparticles (NPs) were characterized in terms of UV, fluorescence and FT-IR spectroscopy and TEM. The results show that the new NPs display more intense fluorescence intensity and are more stable than its precursors of the type SiO2/CdTe. Under the optimum, the novel NPs exhibit a higher selectivity and ultrasensitive fluorescence probes for the determination of gly-phosate over other pesticides, the fluorescence intensity increase with the concentration of glyphosate in the range from 1.0 to 25.0 nmol/L and the detection limit is low to 0.0725 nmol/L. A mechanism is suggested to explain the inclusion process by a Langmuir binding isotherm.
Cite this paper: T. Li, Y. Zhou, J. Sun and K. Wu, "Ultrasensitive Detection of Glyphosate Using CdTe Quantum Dots in Sol-Gel-Derived Silica Spheres Coated with Calix[6]arene as Fluorescent Probes," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2012, pp. 12-18. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2012.31003.
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