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β-Cyclodextrin-Modified CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots for Sensing and Chiroselective Analysis

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posted on 2009-05-13, 00:00 authored by Ronit Freeman, Tali Finder, LiLy Bahshi, Itamar Willner
β-Cyclodextrin (β-CD)-functionalized CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) are used for optical sensing and chiroselective sensing of different substrates using a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) or an electron transfer (ET) mechanisms. The FRET between the QDs and Rhodamine B incorporated in the β-CD receptor sites is used for the competitive analysis of adamantanecarboxylic acid and of p-hydroxytoluene. Also, the dye-incorporated β-CD-modified QDs are used for the chiroselective optical discrimination between d,l-phenylalanine and d,l-tyrosine. The receptor-functionalized QDs are also implemented for the optical detection of p-nitrophenol using an ET quenching route.