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An unusual OFF–ON fluorescence sensor for detecting mercury ions in aqueous media and living cells

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Abstract

A novel azo derivative sensor (BDAA) based on alkynes was designed and utilized to direct detection of Hg2+ in aqueous solution and living cells. The new strategy achieved off to on switchable fluorescence. BDAA permits the highly selective and sensitive detection of Hg2+. This sensor can be used for imaging of Hg2+ in living cells.

Graphical abstract: An unusual OFF–ON fluorescence sensor for detecting mercury ions in aqueous media and living cells

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The article was received on 21 Oct 2013, accepted on 20 Dec 2013 and first published on 23 Dec 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47915C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 2055-2057
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    An unusual OFF–ON fluorescence sensor for detecting mercury ions in aqueous media and living cells

    M. Tian, L. Liu, Y. Li, R. Hu, T. Liu, H. Liu, S. Wang and Y. Li, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 2055
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47915C

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