J Hazard Mater 2021 08 26;415:125712. Epub 2021 Mar 26.
Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metal Chemistry and Resources Utilization of Gansu Province and State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, PR China; Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, PR China. Electronic address:
Mercury is an anthropogenic toxic heavy metal found in the environment. It is highly desirable to develop a fluorescence probe that can selectively and sensitively detect mercury ions using a turn-on response. This paper reports the successful development of a peptide fluorescence probe, TP-2 (TPE-Trp-Pro-Gln-His-Glu-NH), which uses aggregation-induced emission effects and high selectivity to detect Hg. Read More