The present communication outlined for the first time a novel combination of chromogenic near-infrared (NIR) and ratiometric fluorescence responses for Fe3+ by a symmetric chalcone analogue (receptor 1). The key step behind NIR chromogenic response was attributed to chelation of Fe3+ with receptor 1 upon its unfolding in aprotic, low viscosity solvents. The receptor 1 also exhibited Fe3+ selective ratiometric changes at 538 nm and 463 nm. The chromogenic detection limit of the receptor 1 for Fe3+ is the lowest ever (5.8 × 10−8 M). The mechanistic details of NIR/fluorescence sensing of receptor 1 along with its solvent dependency have been discussed in detail.
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