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Fluorescent chemosensors for Zn2+

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In the past decade, fluorescent chemosensors for zinc ion (Zn2+) have attracted great attention because of the biological significance of zinc combined with the simplicity and high sensitivity of fluorescence assays. Chemosensors can be divided into a fluorophore, a spacer and a receptor unit; the receptor is the central processing unit (CPU) of a chemosensor. This tutorial review will classify zinc chemosensors based on receptor types.

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15 Jan 2010
First published
28 Apr 2010

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 1996-2006
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Tutorial Review

Fluorescent chemosensors for Zn2+

Z. Xu, J. Yoon and D. R. Spring, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 1996
DOI: 10.1039/B916287A

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