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1. (WO2013144674) VISUAL DETECTION OF MERCURY IONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/144674    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2012/001543
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 11 01:59:59 CEST 2012
IPC: G01N 21/65
Applicants: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS
THALAPPIL, Pradeep
MATHEW, Ammu
SAJANLAL, Panikkanvalappil, Ravindranathan
Inventors: THALAPPIL, Pradeep
MATHEW, Ammu
SAJANLAL, Panikkanvalappil, Ravindranathan
Title: VISUAL DETECTION OF MERCURY IONS
Abstract:
Composite materials comprising a mesoflower structure, methods of preparing the composite material, and methods of detecting heavy metal ion using the composite material are described herein. In some embodiments, a silica-coated gold mesoflower with a layer of silver quantum clusters may be capable of detecting Hg2+ ions in a sample at zeptomolar concentrations.