Data from "Fluorescent Carbon Dot – Molecular Salt Hydrogels"

Angelina Cayuela, Stuart R. Kennedy, M. Laura Soriano, Christopher D. Jones, M. Laura Soriano, Miguel Valcárcel & Jonathan W. Steed
The incorporation of functionalised carbon nanodots within a novel low molecular weight salt hydrogel derived from 5-aminosalycilic acid is reported. The carbon dots result in markedly enhanced gelation properties, while inclusion within the hydrophobic gel results in a dramatic fluorescence enhancement for the carbon nanomaterials. The resulting hybrid CD Gels exhibit a useful sensor response for heavy metal ions, particularly Pb2+.
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