A new fluorescence turn-on sensor for the distinct detection of Zn2+ and Al3+: Experimental and density functional theory study

Yi Ru Chiou, Jie Hong Chen, Ching Han Hu, An Tai Wu

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Fluorescent probe NA was synthesized to investigate its fluorescence properties toward metal ions. Probe NA exhibited an excellent selective fluorescence response for the distinct detection of Zn2+ and Al3+ in CH3CN/H2O (7:3, v/v). The detection limits of probe NA for Zn2+ and Al3+ were 14.4 and 74.0 µM, respectively. The density functional theory results indicated that the upper form was suitable for the formation of the probe NA–Zn2+ or probe NA–Al3+ complex.

Original languageEnglish
Article number119295
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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