Cu(II) complex of a flexible tripodal receptor as a highly selective fluorescent probe for iodide

Narinder Singh, Hee Jung Jung, Doo Ok Jang

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A Cu(II) complex of a tripodal receptor bearing an anthracene moiety on one pod as a fluorophore was synthesized. The anion recognition behavior of the Cu(II) complex was evaluated in CH3CN/H2O (95:5, v/v), resulting in an extremely high selectivity for iodide over other anions such as F-, Cl-, Br-, NO3-, CH3COO-, and H2 PO2-. The Cu(II) complex acts as a selective probe for estimating iodide even in the presence of other anions without any interference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 7


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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