The method capable of rapid and sensitive detection of benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is necessary and receiving increasing attention. In consideration of the vast signal amplification of fluorescent conjugated polymers (FCPs) for high sensitivity detection and the potential applications of boron-containing materials in the emerging sensing fields, the organoboron FCPs, poly (3-aminophenyl boronic acid) (PABA) is directly synthesized via free-radical polymerization reaction by using the commercially available 3-aminophenyl boronic acid (ABA) as the functional monomer and ammonium persulfate as the initiator. PABA is employed as a fluorescence sensor for sensing of trace BPO based on the formation of charge-transfer complexes between PABA and BPO. The fluorescence emission intensity of PABA demonstrates a negative correlation with the concentration of BPO. And a linear range of 8.26 × 10−9
M–8.26 × 10–4
M and a limit of detection of 1.06 × 10–9
M as well as a good recovery (86.25%–111.38%) of BPO in spiked real samples (wheat flour and antimicrobial agent) are obtained. The proposed sensor provides a promising prospective candidate for the rapid detection and surveillance of BPO.
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