BODIPY appended cone-calix[4]arene: selective fluorescence changes upon Ca2+ binding

Hyun Jung Kim, Jong Seung Kim

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BODIPY appended new calix[4]arene diethyl ester (1) has been synthesized in the cone conformation. With respect to fluorescence intensity changes upon metal ion complexation, 1 shows a Ca2+ ion selectivity over other metal cations. Presence of two proximal hydroxyl groups and two facing ethyl esters in BODIPY-calix[4]arene were observed to play an important role in exhibiting its selective Ca2+ ion binding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7051-7055
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 25
Externally publishedYes


  • Calixarenes
  • Fluorescence
  • Reverse PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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