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    Time-resolved visual chiral discrimination of cysteine using unmodified cdte quantum dots

    , Article Scientific Reports ; Volume 7, Issue 1 , 2017 ; 20452322 (ISSN) Ghasemi, F ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Mahmoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Herein, we demonstrate a simple yet novel luminescence assay for visual chiral discrimination of cysteine. Thioglycolic acid (TGA)-capped cadmium-telluride (CdTe) quantum dots (QDs) exposing green emission were directly synthesized in aqueous solution. The interaction between cysteine molecules and CdTe QDs induced the aggregation of QDs via hydrogen bonding. As a result of electronic coupling within these aggregates, a redshift both in the absorption and emission spectra of QDs occured. The difference in the kinetics of the interactions between L- A nd D-cysteine with CdTe QDs led to chiral recognition of these enantiomers. Addition of D-cysteine to CdTe QDs in a basic media caused a... 

    Quick speciation of iron(II) and iron(III) in natural samples using a selective fluorescent carbon dot-based probe

    , Article Analytical Methods ; Volume 8, Issue 20 , 2016 , Pages 4064-4068 ; 17599660 (ISSN) Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Taghipour, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2016
    A new, simple and rapid carbon dot (CD) based fluorescent probe for speciation of Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions was developed. The as-prepared CDs contain phenol groups on their surfaces and due to the special coordination interaction of phenol groups with Fe3+ ions, this sensing system exhibits excellent sensitivity and selectivity toward Fe3+. In order to detect Fe2+ ions as well, a specific amount of H2O2 was introduced to the detection system to transform Fe2+ to Fe3+ of which the latter is the determinable form of iron. Under the optimum experimental conditions, the fluorescence intensity of the sensor decreased as the Fe3+ ion concentration increased. The relationship plot between the... 

    A new strategy to design colorful ratiometric probes and its application to fluorescent detection of Hg(II)

    , Article Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical ; Volume 259 , 2018 , Pages 894-899 ; 09254005 (ISSN) Ghasemi, F ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Mahmoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2018
    A new strategy has been proposed to expand color-tunability of ratiometric fluorescent probes. It was shown that the combination of blue emissive color (as an internal standard) and yellow emissive color (as a probe) is an efficient way to create an extensive color range in ratiometric probes. However, due to the nature of the interaction between the analyte and the probe in terms of fluorescence quenching, occurance of the redshift in the emission is the major provision of such a probe. Our developed ratiometric fluorescence probe consists of blue emissive carbon dots (BCDs) and thioglycolic acid (TGA)-capped yellow emissive cadmium telluride (CdTe) quantum dots (YQDs). The ratiometric... 

    A multichannel single-well sensor array for rapid and visual discrimination of catecholamine neurotransmitters

    , Article Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical ; Volume 296 , 2019 ; 09254005 (ISSN) Abbasi Moayed, S ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Maaza, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    In this study, for rapid identification and discrimination of catecholamine neurotransmitters in the presence of ascorbic acid (AA), a tricolor fluorescence probe has been constructed by integrating three recognition elements including blue carbon dots (bCDs), green CdTe quantum dots (gQDs) and red CdTe quantum dots (rQDs) into a single well. The proposed array exhibited ternary fluorescence emissions at 450, 520 and 630 nm with an overall luminescent pink emission under a single wavelength excitation (365 nm). In order to produce distinct response patterns from a single fluorimetric test, the spectral changes and the corresponding color variations of the multichannel fluorescence probe were... 

    Design of a ratiometric fluorescent probe for naked eye detection of dopamine

    , Article Analytical Methods ; Volume 9, Issue 23 , 2017 , Pages 3505-3512 ; 17599660 (ISSN) Farahmand Nejad, M. A ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    A simple and effective ratiometric fluorescence sensor for selective detection of dopamine (DA) in alkaline media has been developed by simply mixing thioglycolic acid (TGA) functionalized orange fluorescent cadmium telluride (CdTe) quantum dots (QDs) with amino-functionalized blue fluorescent carbon nanodots (CDs). Under a single excitation wavelength of 365 nm, the sensor exhibits dual-emissions centered at 445 and 603 nm. The fluorescence of CdTe QDs is selectively quenched by DA, whereas the fluorescence of CDs is insensitive to the analyte. In the presence of different amounts of DA, the variations in the dual emission intensity ratios exhibit a continuous color change from pink to... 

    Exploration of an easily synthesized fluorescent probe for detecting copper in aqueous samples

    , Article Dalton Transactions ; Volume 46, Issue 45 , 2017 , Pages 15827-15835 ; 14779226 (ISSN) Sanmartín Matalobos, J ; García Deibe, A. M ; Fondo, M ; Zarepour Jevinani, M ; Domínguez González, M. R ; Bermejo Barrera, P ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2017
    An easily synthesized fluorescent probe for detecting copper in aqueous samples, with a short response time and at neutral pH, has been investigated. Through the chelation of Cu2+ ions or by binding to CuO nanoparticles, the fluorescence emission of the 2-(aminomethyl)aniline derivative H2L is quenched by over 50%. Spectroscopic determination of the association constants of H2L with some metal ions showed that the ligand has a higher affinity toward Cu2+ than toward other d-block metal ions. The comparative bonding ability of the aniline-based fluorescent probe in d-block metal complexes was studied in solution by a combination of UV-Vis, 1H NMR and mass spectrometry analyses. Besides these,... 

    Highly sensitive selective sensing of nickel ions using repeatable fluorescence quenching-emerging of the CdTe quantum dots

    , Article Materials Research Bulletin ; Volume 95 , 2017 , Pages 532-538 ; 00255408 (ISSN) Zare, H ; Ghalkhani, M ; Akhavan, O ; Taghavinia, N ; Marandi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Highly sensitive nickel sensor based on repeatable fluorescence quenching-emerging mechanism was developed. Highly luminescent thioglycolic acid capped CdTe nanocrystals in aqueous solution were applied as the fluorescence probe. These nanocrystals represented a considerable photoluminescence quantum yield as high as 61%. The florescence was quenched by addition of Ni ions to the CdTe nanocrystals solution. Then it was recovered by injection of the proper amount of dimethylglyoxime as the releasing reagent. The relative fluorescence intensity (F0/F) was linearly proportional to the concentration of nickel ions in the range of 0.01–10 μM, with detection limit as low as 7 nM. Described method...