Metal ion induced FRET On-Off in naphthyl-pyrenyl pendent tetrahomodioxacalix[4]arene

Ji Hee Jung, Min Hee Lee, Hyun Jung Kim, Hyo Sung Jung, Su Yeon Lee, Na Ri Shin, Kwanghyun No, Jong Seung Kim

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A novel tetrahomodioxacalix[4]arene (7) bearing both naphthyl- and pyrenyl-amide pendants was synthesized as FRET-based fluorometric sensor for Cu 2+ ion. Intramolecular FRET from the naphthalene emission to the pyrene absorption affords Cu 2+ ion selectivity over other metal ions. Upon addition of Cu 2+ ion, the complex solution of 7 gave a significantly decreased pyrene acceptor emission along with an enhancement of naphthalene donor emission via FRET On-Off event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2013-2016
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 29



  • Calixarenes
  • Copper
  • Fluorescence
  • FRET
  • Homooxacalixarene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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Jung, J. H., Lee, M. H., Kim, H. J., Jung, H. S., Lee, S. Y., Shin, N. R., No, K., & Kim, J. S. (2009). Metal ion induced FRET On-Off in naphthyl-pyrenyl pendent tetrahomodioxacalix[4]arene. Tetrahedron Letters, 50(17), 2013-2016.