Environmental Science and Management (ESM)
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Currently the detection of environmental lead samples requires time and material intensive methods. Recently, through the development of small fluorescent lead sensors, it may be possible to detect lead in the environment quickly and efficiently. A specific fluorescent chemosensor, Leadglow (LG), has shown promise in detecting low levels of lead in a rapid manner with little sample preparation or training. Leadglow and a naphthalene derivative were successfully synthesized and purified. The lead binding properties of Leadglow and the naphthalene derivative were studied and optimized. The use of Leadglow on several portable devices was also studied.
Parangi, A. (2016). Utilization of Fluorescent Chemosensors to Quantify Pb2+ in Aqueous Media (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/39