Fluorescent chemosensors containing polyamine receptors

Fernando Pina, M. Alexandra Bernardo, Enrique García-España

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Abstract

Chemosensors have attracted interest in many different scientific fields, such as environmental chemistry, medicine, and the processing and storage of information. These molecular-scale devices have the advantage of working on the same spatial scale as the chemical structures that are responsible for macroscopic behaviour observed in the environment or those associated with health problems. Moreover, they allow the construction of molecular-scale devices for information storage. In this review, we describe a family of chemosensors based on a polyamine receptor and a fluorescent signalling unit. Polyamine receptors are water-soluble ambidentate receptors; they are able to coordinate either metal ions, when sufficient deprotonated amino groups are available, or anionic species, when there are sufficient protonated amino groups. On the other hand, the use of fluorescent signalling units confers the advantage of an immediate visual response/signal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2143-2157
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

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Keywords

  • Cation and anion coordination
  • Fluorescence
  • Polyamines
  • Receptors
  • Sensors

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Fluorescent chemosensors containing polyamine receptors. / Pina, Fernando; Bernardo, M. Alexandra; García-España, Enrique.

In: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, No. 10, 01.01.2000, p. 2143-2157.

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