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MS4, a seminaphthofluorescein-based chemosensor for the ratiometric detection of Hg(II)

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Abstract

The synthesis and photophysical characterization of Mercury Sensor 4, MS4, an aniline-derivatized seminaphthofluorescein-based dye that contains a pyridyl-amine-thioether ligand analogous to that employed in the previously reported Zinspy (ZS) Zn(II) sensor family (Nolan and Lippard, Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 8310–8317) are reported. Sensor MS4 provides single-excitation, dual-emission ratiometric detection of Hg(II) in aqueous solution. A ∼4-fold ratiometric change (λ624/λ524) is observed upon introduction of Hg(II) to an aqueous chloride-containing solution of MS4 at pH 8. In this milieu, MS4 shows selectivity for Hg(II) over a background of environmentally relevant alkali and alkaline earth metals, a number of divalent first-row transition metals, and its Group 12 congeners Zn(II) and Cd(II).

Graphical abstract: MS4, a seminaphthofluorescein-based chemosensor for the ratiometric detection of Hg(ii)

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The article was received on 01 Feb 2005, accepted on 19 Apr 2005 and first published on 04 May 2005


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B501615K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 2778-2783
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    MS4, a seminaphthofluorescein-based chemosensor for the ratiometric detection of Hg(II)

    E. M. Nolan and S. J. Lippard, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 2778
    DOI: 10.1039/B501615K

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