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Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 411, Issue 4, pp 877–883 | Cite as

A novel fluorescent probe for ascorbic acid based on seed-mediated growth of silver nanoparticles quenching of carbon dots fluorescence

  • Jinshui LiuEmail author
  • Lizhen Wang
  • Huijuan Bao
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Abstract

A novel, economic, and eco-friendly method of detecting ascorbic acid (AA) with excellent sensitivity was developed. The method took advantage of the fluorescence of carbon quantum dots (CDs) decreasing as the AA concentration increased through interactions between AA and Ag(I) in the presence of silver nanoparticle (AgNP) seeds, producing more AgNPs and allowing fluorescence resonance energy transfer between the AgNPs and the CDs. The change in the fluorescence intensity when AA was added was proportional to the AA concentration over the range 0–9.0 μM. The AA detection limit was 0.2 μM. This approach is a new method for determining the concentration of AA.

Keywords

Fluorescence Carbon dots Silver nanoparticles Ascorbic acid 

Notes

Funding information

This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Anhui Province, China (1708085MB48), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21205002).

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Ethics approval and consent to participate

This study was conducted in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and was approved by the Ethical Committee of the Hospital of Anhui Normal University. All blood samples were from healthy persons with their informed consent.

Human and animal rights

No violation of human or animal rights occurred during this investigation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing, The Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, Ministry of Education, Anhui Laboratory of Molecule-Based MaterialsAnhui Normal UniversityWuhuChina

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