A novel long-alkyl-chained acylhydrazone-based supramolecular polymer gel for the ultrasensitive detection and separation of multianalytes†
By rationally introducing multi-self-assembly driving forces and coordination binding sites into the same molecule, a designed functional gelator, G, was synthesized. Next, a novel supramolecular polymer material, OGV (1% DMSO), was constructed and used for the ultrasensitive detection and separation of multianalytes in gel states. Interestingly, OGV showed a fluorescent ultrasensitive response for the Hg2+ and Fe3+ ions in water. Moreover, by introducing these metal ions into the OGV, stable metal ion-coordinated supramolecular metallogels (HgG and FeG) were formed, which could sense CN− and H2PO4− in water with high selectivity and sensitivity.