Comparison of Two Rhodamine-polyamine Polystyrene Solid-phase Fluorescence Sensors for Hg(II) Detection Based on Theoretical Calculation

  • Yuanyuan Liu
  • Yi LiEmail author
  • Linghui Zong
  • Jingyi Zhang


Two novel rhodamine-based polystyrene solid-phase fluorescence sensors PS-PA-I and PS-PA-II with different lengths of polyamines were synthesized for Hg(II) determination. The detection mechanism involving the Hg(II) chelation-induced spirocycle open of rhodamine was proposed with the aid of theoretical calculation. The stronger N—Hg bond and the longer polyamine chain in PS-PA-II led to a better selectivity, much higher and more quickly fluorescence response to Hg(II).


Carboxylated polystyrene microsphere Rhodamine polyamine Solid-phase fluorescence sensor Fluorescent property Hg(II) detection mechanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuanyuan Liu
    • 1
  • Yi Li
    • 2
    Email author
  • Linghui Zong
    • 2
  • Jingyi Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Engineering, Chengxian CollegeSoutheast UniversityNanjingP. R. China
  2. 2.College of Food Science and Light IndustryNanjing Technical UniversityNanjingP. R. China

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