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PET fluoroionophores for Zn2+ and Cu2+: complexation and fluorescence behavior of anthracene derivatives having diethylamine, N-methylpiperazine and N,N-bis(2-picolyl)amine units

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Abstract

Anthracene derivatives (1, 2) having one or two diethylamine (a), N-methyl-piperazine (b) and N,N-bis(2-dipicolyl)amine units (c) showed weak emission, suggesting that photoinduced electron transfer (PET) from the amine group to the excited anthracene occurs. The PET fluoroionophores (1, 2) were found to display unique photophysical properties in the presence of the guest metal salts. Complexation of diethylamine (1a, 2a) and N-methyl-piperazine derivatives (1b, 2b) with Ni2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+ enhanced the emission, while the emission intensities of N,N-bis(2-picolyl)amine derivatives (1c, 2c) are increased in the presence of Zn2+ and decreased in the presence of Ni2+ and Cu2+. The crystal structures of 2c and its zinc chloride complex showed that the binding of Zn2+ to the N,N-bis(2-picolyl)aminomethyl unit inhibits the photoinduced electron transfer process. Intramolecular π–π interactions between anthracene and the ZnCl2-complexed pyridine were observed.

Graphical abstract: PET fluoroionophores for Zn2+ and Cu2+: complexation and fluorescence behavior of anthracene derivatives having diethylamine, N-methylpiperazine and N,N-bis(2-picolyl)amine units

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The article was received on 27 Jan 2005, accepted on 27 Apr 2005 and first published on 10 May 2005


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B501361E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 2902-2907

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    PET fluoroionophores for Zn2+ and Cu2+: complexation and fluorescence behavior of anthracene derivatives having diethylamine, N-methylpiperazine and N,N-bis(2-picolyl)amine units

    K. Kubo and A. Mori, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 2902
    DOI: 10.1039/B501361E

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