Fine tuning of a solvatochromic fluorophore for selective determination of Fe3+: A new type of benzimidazole-based anthracene-coupled receptor

Doo Youn Lee, Narinder Singh, Doo Ok Jang

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1368-1371
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 23


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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