A multi-pH-dependent, single optical mesosensor/captor design for toxic metals

Sherif A. El-Safty*, Mohamed A. Shenashen, Adel A. Ismail

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The fabrication of low-cost, simple nanodesigns with sensing/capture functionality has been called into question by the toxicity and non-degradability of toxic metals, as well as the persistent threat they pose to human lives. In this study, a single, pH-dependent, mesocaptor/sensor was developed for the optical and selective removal of toxic ions from drinking water and physiological systems such as blood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9652-9654
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 7
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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