Chemosensors have been placing a crucial role in the analytical chemistry, bio-medicinal science and environmental chemistry. Chemosensors offer an accurate and low-cost finding of anions, enzymes and toxic heavy metal ions with high selectivity and sensitivity. Mercury is considered as highly hazardous, lethal and easily changed into most toxic form like methyl mercury by bacteria and it is extensively scattered in the environment owing to the numerous human deeds and later bio accumulates through the food chain. Hence, the effective and selective detection of Hg ions is of great importance. In this regard, many organic compounds have been synthesized and are being used as a successful chemosensors. Hence we would like to provide the overall summary of the design and application of Hg ion selective chemosensors.
Citation: Ganesabaskaran S, Kandasamy K (2015) Chemosensors for Hg Ions: A Review of Literature. Biosens J 4: 117