Fluorescent Zn2+ chemosensors, functional in aqueous solution under environmentally relevant conditions

Amanda Lee, Michael Grace, Adam Meyer, Kellie Tuck

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The synthesis and evaluation of two new ratiometric chemosensors for the quantification of potentially toxic free Zn2+ ions in aqueous solutions are described. Both sensors show high selectivity for Zn2+ over other cations, and are functional at environmentally relevant pH with detection limits of 0.05 mu M for free Zn2+. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1161 - 1165
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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