Benzothiazole-based heterodipodal chemosensor for Cu2+ and CN ions in aqueous media

Won Sik Na, Pushap Raj, Narinder Singh, Doo Ok Jang

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A simple and selective chemosensor, A, was developed for recognizing Cu2+. The emission spectra of receptor A showed a fluorescence quenching response upon addition of Cu2+ with a low detection limit of 4.51 nM, significantly less than the WHO recommended guideline for drinking water. In addition, the formed A∙Cu2+ complex was examined for secondary sensing of anions. The A∙Cu2+ complex showed selectivity for CN via a recovering emission profile of A.

Original languageEnglish
Article number151075
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sept 26

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2018R1D1A1B07041198).

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© 2019 Elsevier Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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