A highly selective and turn-on fluorescence sensor for detection of cyanide

Yi Jhong, Wei Hsun Hsieh, Jiun Ly Chir, An Tai Wu

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2-Hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde (receptor 1) serves as a selective chemosensor for cyanide anion (CN-). In the presence of CN-, an enhanced fluorescent intensity and red shift were observed. The observed complexation between receptor 1 and CN- may cause from a formation of phenoxide anion by nucleophilic addition of the CN- to carbonyl group. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1723-1726
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fluorescence
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Spectroscopy
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Law

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