, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 441–447 | Cite as

An optical material for the detection of trace S2O3 2− in milk based on a copper complex

  • Qingming WangEmail author
  • Huifang Sun
  • Weilin Sha
  • Juan Chen
  • Liuyue Gu
  • Dong Wang
  • Xinhui TangEmail author


A novel S2O3 2− luminescent sensor (Cu2+-p-CPIP) was developed and the presence of S2O3 2− caused an obvious fluorescence enhancement at 420 nm upon excitation at 330 nm, which could be distinguished with the naked eye under a UV lamp. Remarkably, the compound exhibited excellent selective and sensitive response to S2O3 2− over other common anions with a micromolar limit of detection (0.442 μM) in DMSO/H2O (v/v, 1:1) buffer. The absorbance intensity and the color of Cu2+-p -CPIP solution changed gradually with the increase of S2O3 2− concentration. The proposed method was applied to the determination of S2O3 2− in milk samples and the recoveries were 97.5–105%. The preparation of Cu2+-p -CPIP exhibited the quick, simple and facile advantages. The results showed that Cu2+-p -CPIP can be a good candidate for simple, rapid and sensitive colorimetric detection of S2O3 2− in aqueous solution.


Chemodosimeter S2O32− 1,10-Phenanthroline-5,6-dione Copper complex 






This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China (21301150, 21571154), the Post-Doctoral Foundation of Jiangsu Provincial (1501032B), the Six Taleng Peak Project in Jiangsu Province (SWYY-063) and sponsored by Qing Lan Project of Jiangsu Provices.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Pharmacy, Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Coastal Wetland Bioresources and Environmental ProtectionYancheng Teachers’ UniversityYanchengPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Coordination ChemistryNanjing UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China

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