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Chemical sensing of metal ions using a silica-micelle mesophase doubly functionalized by a fluorogenic ionophore and a masking agent.

School of Life Sciences, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Horinouchi, Hachioji, Japan.
Analytical Sciences (Impact Factor: 1.57). 01/2011; 27(7):673. DOI: 10.2116/analsci.27.673
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ABSTRACT We report on a chemical-sensing method based on the silica-micelle mesophase wherein both a fluoroionophore and a masking agent are embedded. Using this method, a highly selective detection of metal ions in an aqueous solution has been successfully demonstrated. Furthermore, simultaneous analyses of multisamples using a sensor array composed of functionalized mesoporous thin films were demonstrated for the first time.

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