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American Journal of Nanomaterials. 2013, 1(2), 27-30
DOI: 10.12691/ajn-1-2-3
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Sensing Capability of Fluorescent Sodium Salt of Amoxicillin

Abdul Hameed1, and Andaleeb Azam2

1Department of Chemistry, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, KPK, Pakistan

2Department of Chemistry, Shankar Campus, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KPK, Pakistan

Pub. Date: November 10, 2013

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Abdul Hameed and Andaleeb Azam. Sensing Capability of Fluorescent Sodium Salt of Amoxicillin. American Journal of Nanomaterials. 2013; 1(2):27-30. doi: 10.12691/ajn-1-2-3


The capability of already available antibiotic drug ‘amoxicillin’ based on its fluorescent property has been explored. The fluorescent sodium salt of amoxicillin was used for the detection of heavy metals in aqueous solutions. It was found that Copper and Silver has a quenching effect on the fluorescence of amoxicillin. Cu2+ ions were detected in aqueous solution up to 1x10-7 M and Ag1+ ions up to 1x10-6 M. Hg2+ ions were also detected in aqueous samples but in high concentration.

sodium salt of amoxicillin fluorescence metallic sensing

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