Amidine-based fluorescent chemosensor with high applicability for detection of CO2: A facile way to "see" CO2

Tong Tian, Xi Chen, Hong Li, Yao Wang, Lin Guo, Lei Jiang

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An amidine-based fluorescent chemosensor has been prepared and is sensitive to the viscosity increase of ionic liquid formed during a specialized reaction of amidine groups with CO2, which provides a facile and visible way to detect and sense CO2. It has been found that the greener fluorescent chemosensor has unique sensitivity to CO2, extraordinarily high water-resistance and no problem of carbon monoxide-interfering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-994
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

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