Development of chalcone-based derivatives for sensing applications
The sensing of various analytes including metal ions and anions is at an incredible speed due to their widespread use in biological processes. Various small molecular species have been reported for the detection of various analytes, with the advantage of low cost and high sensitivity. Among various classes of organic molecules, chalcones are suitable candidates for the design of new chemosensors for targeted ions. In this review, using extensive examples of chalcone-based chemosensors, we explore the design, mechanism, and performance of various chemosensors for the detection of different ions. We believe that this review will provide new insight for researchers in related areas to develop chemosensors for various targeted ions.