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A solvatochromic-based sensor for chromium(III) in real systems

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A very simple, highly sensitive and selective method for the determination of trace amounts of Cr3+ in real systems using the solvatochromic properties of a rhodamine-based sensor has been developed. This solvatochromic-based sensor is established using commercially available rhodamine dissolved in different solvents to produce rhodamine lactone (RhoL) via the rhodamine lactone–zwitterion equilibrium. Complexation studies using fluorescence spectroscopy showed that RhoL exhibited the highest colorimetric and fluorescence selectivity and sensitivity to Cr3+ in aqueous medium when compared to other metal ions. Importantly, RhoL could directly and rapidly detect Cr3+ through filter paper without resorting to additional instrumental analysis.

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The article was received on 31 Mar 2018, accepted on 06 May 2018 and first published on 18 May 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01573B
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 9930-9934
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    A solvatochromic-based sensor for chromium(III) in real systems

    C. Kaewtong, S. Kampaengsri, T. Tuntulani and B. Pulpoka, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 9930
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01573B

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