Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 1677–1682

Fluorescence of Mg-Al-Eu Ternary Layered Double Hydroxide Sensitivity to Phenylalanine

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10895-011-0857-8

Cite this article as:
Chen, Y., Zhou, S., Li, F. et al. J Fluoresc (2011) 21: 1677. doi:10.1007/s10895-011-0857-8


We reported for the first time the fluorescence sensitivity of a Mg-Al-Eu ternary layered double hydroxide (LDH) to phenylalanine (Phe). As shown in fluorescent spectra, the red emissions resulted from 5D0-7FJ transition (J = 1, 2) of Eu3+ were quenched by Phe, and a strong peak around at 492 nm emerged. A strong interaction between the Mg-Al-Eu LDH and Phe was manifested by markedly different chemical shift positions of the Mg 2p, Al 2p, Eu 4d, O 1 s, and C 1 s peaks in the XPS spectra from those of the LDHs. These results showed that the charges transfer from Phe to the trivalent Eu ions may be taken place.


Fluorescence Eu3+ emission Sensitivity Mg-Al-Eu LDH Phenylalanine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNanchang UniversityNanchangChina

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