A water-soluble ribosyl-based fluorescent sensor for Hg2+ and Cu2+ ions

Yi Bin Chen, Yan Jhang Wang, Yi Jen Lin, Ching-Han Hu, Shau Jiun Chen, Jiun Ly Chir, An-Tai Wu

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A water-soluble ribosyl-based fluorescent sensor 5 was prepared. The sensor contains an anthracene as the fluorophore and a set of complex groups as recognition sites, which bears two triazole ring spacers linked to two ribosyl carboxylic acids groups. The association constants of 5 in water are 2.15 × 105 M-1 and 9.57 × 104 M-1 for Cu2+ and Hg2+ ions, respectively, and both metals formed complexes with 5 at a 1:1 metal to ligand ratio. The binding of 5 to Cu2+ shows a broad pH range (5-10) and a low detection limit (57 ppb) in water, thus indicating it an efficient and promising cation probe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-959
Number of pages4
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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