We synthesized a novel 1,3,5-substituted triethylbenzene derivative with a benzimidazole moiety as a binding and signalling subunit. The triethylbenzene platform was judiciously incorporated into the receptor design such that all the fluorophores are in close proximity to each other in order to facilitate stacking. The advantage of this approach lies in the fact that the receptor will offer a dual channel emission for the multiple ratiometric determination of metal ions. The sensor was tested in a CH3CN/H2O (7:3, v/v, pH 7.1) HEPES buffered solution and successfully developed for the ratiometric and simultaneous estimation of Fe3+ and Cu2+ ions in aqueous samples.
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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) through the Center for Bioactive Molecular Hybrids (NO. R11-2003-019-00000-0 ).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry