In this work we demonstrate a photoluminescence-based method to monitor the kinetics of an organohalide reaction by way of detecting released bromide ions at cesium lead halide nanoparticles. Small aliquots of the reaction are added to an assay with known concentrations of CsPbI3, and the resulting Br-to-I halide exchange (HE) results in rapid and sensitive wavelength blue-shifts ( due to CsPbBrxI3-x intermediate concentrations, the wavelengths of which are proportional to concentrations. An assay response factor, C, relates to Br- concentration as a function of CsPbI3 concentration. The observed kinetics, as well as calculated rate constants, equilibrium, and activation energy of the solvolysis reaction tested correspond closely to synthetic literature values, validating the assay. Factors that influence the sensitivity and performance of the assay, such as CsPbI3 size and morphology, and concentration, are discussed.
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