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A simple fluorescent receptor selective for Mg2+

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A structurally simple fluorescent receptor (receptor 1) has been synthesized and was found to show a dramatic enhancement in its fluorescence emission upon complexation with Mg2+. This was maybe contributed to by the inhibition of the C[double bond, length as m-dash]N isomerization in the excited state. The experimental results show that the receptor was selective and sensitive towards Mg2+ in the presence of competing ions, with a low detection limit of 3.5 × 10−9 mol L−1 (3σ).

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The article was received on 12 Feb 2012, accepted on 02 Mar 2012 and first published on 06 Mar 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2AN35200A
Citation: Analyst, 2012,137, 2313-2317
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    A simple fluorescent receptor selective for Mg2+

    Y. Ma, H. Liu, S. Liu and R. Yang, Analyst, 2012, 137, 2313
    DOI: 10.1039/C2AN35200A

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