A fluorescent ratiometric nanosized system for the determination of PdII in water

Massimiliano Arca, Claudia Caltagirone, Greta De Filippo, Mauro Formica, Vieri Fusi, Luca Giorgi, Vito Lippolis, Luca Prodi, Enrico Rampazzo, Mariano Andrea Scorciapino, Massimo Sgarzi, Nelsi Zaccheroni
  • Chemical Communications, January 2014, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c4cc07969h

Sensing of Pd(II) in water

What is it about?

The communication describes a fluorescent system obtained coupling a fluorescent chemosensor with silica nanoparticles, that can be used to detect Pd2+ ions in water with high selectivity toward other cations including the platinum group ones.

Why is it important?

Among the platinum group metals (PGM), palladium finds rising applications. The removal process of palladium from the final product is extremely important due to its toxicity as well as its recovering has a high economic impact due to its cost. Here we developped an efficient systems for the analysis of trace Pd2+ with specific selectivity over other PGM group ions that is a very important issue and a very challenging task.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Vieri Fusi and Luca Prodi