Novel Magnet and Thermoresponsive Chemosensory Electrospinning Fluorescent Nanofibers and Their Sensing Capability for Metal Ions
AbstractNovel multifunctional switchable chemosensors based on fluorescent electrospun (ES) nanofibers with sensitivity toward magnetism, temperature, and mercury ions (Hg2+) were prepared using blends of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-(N-methylolacrylamide)-co-(Acrylic acid), the fluorescent probe 1-benzoyl-3-[2-(2-allyl-1,3-dioxo-2,3-dihydro-1Hbenzo[de]isoquinolin-6-ylamino)-ethyl]-thiourea (BNPTU), and magnetite nanoparticles (NPs), and a single-capillary spinneret. The moieties of N-isopropylacrylamide, N-methylolacrylamide, acrylic acid, BNPTU, and Iron oxide (Fe3O4) NPs were designed to provide thermoresponsiveness, chemical cross-linking, Fe3O4 NPs dispersion, Hg2+ sensing, and magnetism, respectively. The prepared nanofibers exhibited ultrasensitivity to Hg2+ (as low as 10−3 M) because of an 80-nm blueshift of the emission maximum (from green to blue) and 1.6-fold enhancement of the emission intensity, as well as substantial volume (or hydrophilic to hydrophobic) changes between 30 and 60 °C, attributed to the low critical solution temperature of the thermoresponsive N-isopropylacrylamide moiety. Such temperature-dependent variations in the presence of Hg2+ engendered distinct on–off switching of photoluminescence. The magnetic ES nanofibers can be collected using a magnet rather than being extracted through alternative methods. The results indicate that the prepared multifunctional fluorescent ES nanofibrous membranes can be used as naked eye sensors and have the potential for application in multifunctional environmental sensing devices for detecting metal ions, temperature, and magnetism as well as for water purification sensing filters. View Full-Text
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Liang, F.-C.; Luo, Y.-L.; Kuo, C.-C.; Chen, B.-Y.; Cho, C.-J.; Lin, F.-J.; Yu, Y.-Y.; Borsali, R. Novel Magnet and Thermoresponsive Chemosensory Electrospinning Fluorescent Nanofibers and Their Sensing Capability for Metal Ions. Polymers 2017, 9, 136.
Liang F-C, Luo Y-L, Kuo C-C, Chen B-Y, Cho C-J, Lin F-J, Yu Y-Y, Borsali R. Novel Magnet and Thermoresponsive Chemosensory Electrospinning Fluorescent Nanofibers and Their Sensing Capability for Metal Ions. Polymers. 2017; 9(4):136.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liang, Fang-Cheng; Luo, Yi-Ling; Kuo, Chi-Ching; Chen, Bo-Yu; Cho, Chia-Jung; Lin, Fan-Jie; Yu, Yang-Yen; Borsali, Redouane. 2017. "Novel Magnet and Thermoresponsive Chemosensory Electrospinning Fluorescent Nanofibers and Their Sensing Capability for Metal Ions." Polymers 9, no. 4: 136.
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