ESIPT-based fluorescence probe for the ratiometric detection of superoxide†
A simple ESIPT-based fluorescence probe (HMBT-LW) was developed for the detection of superoxide (O2˙−). HMBT-LW was synthesised over two steps and was shown to rapidly detect low concentrations of O2˙− (limit of detection = 7.4 μM), fully reacting within two minutes. Furthermore, HMBT-LW demonstrated excellent selectivity and sensitivity towards O2˙−.
- This article is part of the themed collection: The Mechanics of Supramolecular Chemistry