A novel fluorescent receptor bearing benzimidazole moieties as recognition sites was synthesized. The recognition behaviour of the receptor towards various anions has been evaluated in CH3CN. The receptor showed ratiometric fluorescent changes only with CH3COO-, and it showed no significant response to any of other anions such as Cl-, Br-, I-, HSO4-, NO3-, C6H5COO- and H2 PO4-.
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This work was supported by the Center for Bioactive Molecular Hybrids at Yonsei University.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry