We synthesized a novel benzimidazole-based, anthracene-coupled fluorescent receptor capable of recognizing and estimating the concentrations of Fe 3+ in semi-aqueous solution by ratiometric estimation. Our sensor can be made highly selective for Fe3+ over other metal ions by changing the solvent composition.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Center for Bioactive Molecular Hybrids (No. R11-2003-019-00000-0 ).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry