Chemical Sensing of Metal Ions Using a Silica-Micelle Mesophase Doubly Functionalized by a Fluorogenic Ionophore and a Masking Agent

ArticleinAnalytical Sciences 27(7):673 · July 2011with8 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.39 · DOI: 10.2116/analsci.27.673 · Source: PubMed


    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.