A novel dual channel responsive zinc(II) probe


TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, vol.55, no.40, pp.5555-5559, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 40
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.08.059
  • Title of Journal : TETRAHEDRON LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.5555-5559


A novel compound, 1, which is based on a 1,10-phenanthroline scaffold with cofacial BODIPY units, is synthesized via a three-step reaction sequence. It is noteworthy that 1 can be utilized for both visual and turn-off fluorometric detection of Zn2+ ions in aqueous acetonitrile solution. The fluorescence response is based on cation-mediated oxidative photoinduced electron transfer (PET). The digital action of a two-input NOR logic gate is also demonstrated. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.