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A highly selective and sensitive Zn(II) coordination polymer luminescent sensor for Al3+ and NACs in the aqueous phase

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A novel coordination polymer Zn(DMA)(TBA) (1) (H2TBA = 4-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-benzoic acid) features a unique two-dimensional (2D) network structure, exhibiting excellent luminescence and good stability in both water and other organic solvents. 1 shows excellent selectivity, fast detection time and high sensitivity (detection limit, 1.97 × 10−6 M) for Al3+ in the aqueous phase via fluorescence enhancement, which represents a rare example in the reported sensors for Al3+ detection. It is worth noting that 1 not only exhibits a highly selective fluorescence enhancement (turn on) effect for Al3+ in aqueous solution, but can also resist the interference of other metal ions. Meanwhile, 1 can act as a promising functional fluorescent sensor for detecting and recognizing trace nitroaromatic explosives (NACs) through fluorescence quenching with high selectivity and sensitivity in aqueous solutions. Experimental and theoretical calculations indicate that the luminescence quenching is attributed to an electron and resonance energy transfer between CPs and analytes.

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The article was received on 07 Sep 2017, accepted on 22 Sep 2017 and first published on 22 Sep 2017


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00549K
Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
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    A highly selective and sensitive Zn(II) coordination polymer luminescent sensor for Al3+ and NACs in the aqueous phase

    X. Zhang, X. Luo, N. Zhang, J. Wu and Y. Huang, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00549K

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