Highly effective fluorescent and colorimetric sensors for pyrophosphate over H2PO4 - in 100% aqueous solution

Yun Jung Jang, Eun Jin Jun, Yoon Ju Lee, Youn Sang Kim, Jong Seung Kim, Juyoung Yoon

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This study demonstrated that Zinpyr-1·Zn2+ acts as a fluorescent and colorimetric sensor for pyrophosphate at pH 7.4. In addition, Zinpyr-1·Cu2+ and DIARB-1·Cu2+ complexes were found to act as selective fluorescent sensors for pyrophosphate. Furthermore, the chemosensors Zinpyr-1· Zn2+ and Zinpyr-1·Cu2+ show highly selective and ratiometric fluorescence changes for pyrophosphate compared with H2PO 4 -.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9603-9606
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 11
Externally publishedYes


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  • Organic Chemistry

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