A fluorescent chemosensor based on naphthol for detection of Zn2+

Hsiang Yi Lin, Ting Yu Chen, Chih Kai Liu, An Tai Wu

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A simple naphthol-based fluorescent receptor 1 was prepared and evaluated for its fluorescence response to heavy metal ions. Receptor 1 exhibits an 'off-on-type' mode with high selectivity in the presence of Zn2+ ion. The selectivity of 1 for Zn2+ is the consequence of combined effects of chelation-enhanced fluorescence (CHEF), C = N isomerization and π-π stacking interaction between the two naphthalene rings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)

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