Financial support by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (projects CTQ2006-15456-C04-01, MAT2009-14564-C04-01 and CIBER-BBN CB07/01/2012) is gratefully acknowledged. E.C. is grateful to the MICINN for a grant.
The Determination of Methylmercury in Real Samples Using Organically Capped Mesoporous Inorganic Materials Capable of Signal Amplification†
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 45, pages 8519–8522, October 26, 2009
How to Cite
Climent, E., Marcos, M. Dolores., Martínez-Máñez, R., Sancenón, F., Soto, J., Rurack, K. and Amorós, P. (2009), The Determination of Methylmercury in Real Samples Using Organically Capped Mesoporous Inorganic Materials Capable of Signal Amplification. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 8519–8522. doi: 10.1002/anie.200904243
- Issue published online: 20 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 2 OCT 2009
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUL 2009
- Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. Grant Numbers: CTQ2006-15456-C04-01, MAT2009-14564-C04-01, CIBER-BBN CB07/01/2012
- mesoporous materials;
The affinity of methylmercury towards capping leuko-squaraine groups (see picture, white) induces the opening of the pores of a capped mesoporous hybrid material and the release of entrapped safranine dyes (orange), thus allowing the selective optical detection of methylmercury in complex biological samples.