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Fluorometric “Turn-On” glucose sensing through the in situ generation of silver nanoclusters
- Chen, Yang, Sun, Yuanqing, Song, Rongjun, Song, Shanliang, Zhao, Yue, Yang, Xudong, Yu, Cong, Lin, Quan
- RSC advances 2017 v.7 no.3 pp. 1396-1400
- fluorescence, free radicals, glucose, glucose oxidase, hydrogen peroxide, iron, lighting, nanosilver, oxidation, polymerization, ultraviolet radiation
- Fluorometric “turn-on” glucose detection is presented that is based on the Fenton reaction which can trigger the generation of Ag nanoclusters (Ag NCs). Oxidation of d-glucose by glucose oxidase generates H₂O₂. Reactive radicals are formed from the Fenton reaction of H₂O₂ and Fe²⁺. These radicals initiate the polymerization of methacrylic acid to form poly(methacrylic acid) which is used as a template to generate fluorescent Ag NCs in situ by illumination with UV light. The increase in Ag NCs fluorescence intensity can be used to quantify glucose concentration. The sensing approach employed here provides a new strategy for the determination of glucose selectively.