A benzimidazolium-based mixed organic-inorganic polymer of Cu(II) ions for highly selective sensing of phosphates in water: applications for detection of harmful organophosphates

Amanpreet Singh, Jasminder Singh, Narinder Singh, Doo Ok Jang

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Abstract We synthesized a dinuclear Cu(II) paddle-wheel complex R1 containing a benzimidazolium ligand and explored using it as a fluorescence turn-ON sensor for detecting phosphates in water. The sensor exhibited both fluorescence and electrochemical responses to phosphates with high selectivity and sensitivity over other anions, which makes it useful for the detection of harmful organophosphates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number26932
Pages (from-to)6143-6147
Number of pages5
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 24


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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