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Synthesis of Novel Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Constructing Sensors

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 1478

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School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100069, China
Interests: nanomaterials; antibody; aptamers; food safety; mycotoxins; pesticides; heavy metals; sensors
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue collates research on the synthesis of different nanomaterials, and their applications in constructing various sensors for detecting components such as mycotoxins, pesticides, and heavy metals in food, traditional Chinese medicines, and other biological samples. We invite papers on the novel application of nanomaterial-based sensors, as well as their construction processes and detection mechanisms. The development of new nanomaterials and their synthetic methods, discussion on their structural properties, and other outstanding studies on the establishment of sensors and mechanisms are also considered.

Research articles, reviews and comments are all welcome. 

Dr. Weijun Kong
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nanomaterials
  • sensors
  • analytical chemistry
  • detection
  • mechanism
  • characterization
  • advances

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A Review of Dual-Emission Carbon Dots and Their Applications
by Jing Ma, Lingbo Sun, Feng Gao, Shiyu Zhang, Yuhan Zhang, Yixuan Wang, Yuecheng Zhang and Hongyan Ma
Molecules 2023, 28(24), 8134; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28248134 - 17 Dec 2023
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Carbon dots (CDs), as a rising star among fluorescent nanomaterials with excellent optical properties and fascinating dual-emission characteristics, have attracted increasing attention in sensing, bio-imaging, drug delivery, and so on. The synthesis of dual-emission CDs (DE-CDs) and the establishment of ratiometric fluorescence sensors [...] Read more.
Carbon dots (CDs), as a rising star among fluorescent nanomaterials with excellent optical properties and fascinating dual-emission characteristics, have attracted increasing attention in sensing, bio-imaging, drug delivery, and so on. The synthesis of dual-emission CDs (DE-CDs) and the establishment of ratiometric fluorescence sensors can effectively diminish background interference and provide more accurate results than single-emission CDs. Although DE-CDs have generated increased attention in many fields, the review articles about DE-CDs are still insufficient. Therefore, we summarized the latest results and prepared this review. This review first provides an overview of the primary synthesis route and commonly used precursors in DE-CDs synthesis. Then, the photoluminescence mechanism behind the dual-emission phenomenon was discussed. Thirdly, the application of DE-CDs in metal cation detection, food safety analysis, biosensing, cell imaging, and optoelectronic devices has been extensively discussed. Finally, the main challenges and prospects for further development are presented. This review presents the latest research progress of DE-CDs synthesis and its application in ratiometric sensing; hopefully, it can help and encourage researchers to overcome existing challenges and broaden the area of DE-CDs research. Full article
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