Silver-gold alloy nanoclusters as a fluorescence-enhanced probe for aluminum ion sensing
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In this paper, the development of a simple method is described for preparing highly red fluorescent mercaptosuccinic acid stabilized AgAu alloy nanoclusters (MSA-AgAu NCs) through the core etching of Ag nanoparticles (NPs) and a galvanic exchange reaction using nonorganic solvent and no multistep centrifuge washing. The as-prepared MSA-AgAu NCs were characterized using spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. After covalently attaching methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol)-NH2 (m-PEG-NH2), PEGylated MSA-AgAu NCs were still stable even in 1 M NaCl. Probably based on the deposition of Al3+-enhanced fluorescence, the PEGylated MSA-AgAu NCs offered highly selective and sensitive sensing of Al3+ in aqueous solution with a detection limit of 0.8 μM. ? 2013 American Chemical Society.