Synthesis and binding studies of a new calixarene-based fluoroionophore were made. Calixazacrown having an anthracenyl unit displayed large chelation-enhanced fluorescence effects with Cs+, Rb+, and K+ over other metal ion tested. Interesting "molecular taekwondo" processes between Cs+-Cu2+ and Cs+-Ag+ pairs were monitored via fluorescent changes.
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- Organic Chemistry