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1,3-Di-amidoquinoline conjugate of calix[4]arene (L) as a ratiometric and colorimetric sensor for Zn2+: Spectroscopy, microscopy and computational studies

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Carboxamidoquinoline appended calix[4]arene-1,3-di-conjugate (L) has been synthesized and characterized and its single crystal XRD structure has been established. L has been shown to act as selective ratiometric turn-on fluorescence sensor for Zn2+ up to a lowest concentration of 183 ± 18 ppb (2.82 μM) with a nine-fold enhancement by exhibiting blue-green emission. The coordination features of the species of recognition have been computationally evaluated by DFT methods and found to have distorted tetrahedral Zn2+ center in an N4 core. The spherical nano-structural features observed for L in TEM are being transformed into the Koosh nano-flower like structure when complexed with Zn2+ and hence these two can be easily differentiated. Even the features observed in AFM can distinctly differentiate L from its Zn2+ complex.

Graphical abstract: 1,3-Di-amidoquinoline conjugate of calix[4]arene (L) as a ratiometric and colorimetric sensor for Zn2+: Spectroscopy, microscopy and computational studies

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Submitted
10 Oct 2011
Accepted
01 Dec 2011
First published
20 Dec 2011

Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 1671-1674
Article type
Communication

1,3-Di-amidoquinoline conjugate of calix[4]arene (L) as a ratiometric and colorimetric sensor for Zn2+: Spectroscopy, microscopy and computational studies

V. V. S. Mummidivarapu, K. Tabbasum, J. P. Chinta and C. P. Rao, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 1671
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT11900E

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