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A facile method to sensitively monitor chlorinated phenols based on Ru(bpy)32+ electrochemiluminescent system using graphene quantum dots as coreactants
- Qi, Bao-Ping, Zhang, Xiaoru, Shang, Bing-Bing, Xiang, Dongshan, Qu, Wanyun, Zhang, Shenghui
- Carbon 2017
- detection limit, electrochemiluminescence, fluorescence, graphene, phenols, photoluminescence, quantum dots
- Except the tunable photoluminescent property, graphene quantum dots (GQDs) with special structures have also exhibited other novel properties. Herein, GQDs played a novel coreactant role in Ru(bpy)32+/GQDs system to increase the anodic ECL signal of Ru(bpy)32+, which has been testified by ultraviolet, fluorescence, and electrochemiluminescence (ECL) experiments. Based on the coreactant mechanism of Ru(bpy)32+/GQDs system, a chlorinated phenol-related quenching ECL sensor was designed and the sensor showed a good linear relationship in the range from 0.60 to 55 μM with the detection limit of 1.4 × 10−8 M (S/N = 3). These results were not only beneficial to resolve the structure of GQDs, but also expanded the application field of GQDs.