Green and One-Pot Synthesis of Mint Derived Carbon Quantum Dots for Metal Ion Sensing


Green and One-Pot Synthesis of Mint Derived Carbon Quantum Dots for Metal Ion Sensing

Hasan ESKALEN, Serhan URUŞ, Şükrü ÖZĞAN, Beyhan TAHTA, Ali Burak SÜNBÜL

A green and simple synthesis of carbon quantum dots (CQDs) was derived from dried mint leaves by hydrothermal method. Crystalline structure of the synthesized CQDs was characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD) method. The morphological properties of the CQDs were investigated with transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The optical behaviors of the CQDs were examined with fourier transfom infrared spectrophotometer (FT-IR), ultraviolet visible (UV-Vis) and photoluminescence spectrophotometer techniques. Crystalline structure of the CQDs was found as amorphous in nature and the average diameter of the CDs was calculated as 8.13 nm from TEM study. According to the fluorescence emission spectra of the samples, synthesized CQDs was sensitive to mainly Ag(I), Cr(III) and Fe(III) ions. Especially, Ag(I) was the most sensible compared to other metal ions. Quenching effect of the CQDs was also evaluated by using ascorbic acid to metal ions added CQDs samples. Ascorbic acid showed the quenching effect for all the metal ion added samples except Sn(II) ion.

Carbon Quantum Dots, Green Synthesis, Hydrothermal Method, Quenching, Fluorescent Sensing

Published online 2/1/2020, 14 pages

Citation: Hasan ESKALEN, Serhan URUŞ, Şükrü ÖZĞAN, Beyhan TAHTA, Ali Burak SÜNBÜL, Green and One-Pot Synthesis of Mint Derived Carbon Quantum Dots for Metal Ion Sensing, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 96, pp 81-94, 2021


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