Issue 77, 2016

A chiroptical molecular sensor for ferrocene


A homochiral, square-shaped, D2 symmetrical nanosized metal-linked macrocycle is able to form stable complexes with ferrocene in polar solvents, with detection achieved by means of multiple outputs (optical/chiroptical spectroscopies and cyclic voltammetry). Selective sensing using chiroptical spectroscopy in the presence of interfering analytes is demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: A chiroptical molecular sensor for ferrocene

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19 Jul 2016
10 Aug 2016
First published
10 Aug 2016
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Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 11492-11495

A chiroptical molecular sensor for ferrocene

M. Agnes, A. Nitti, D. A. Vander Griend, D. Dondi, D. Merli and D. Pasini, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 11492 DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05937F

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