Fluorescence Sensors for Lithium Ions and Small Peptides

Simple but powerful chemosensors were developed by taking advantage of self-assembly processes. First, we will describe a turn-on fluorescent sensor for the pharmacologically important lithium ion. The sensor can be used in purely aqueous solution, and it displays a very high selectivity for lithium over sodium and magnesium ions. It is based on a metallacrown receptor unit, which can be assembled in situ from simple building blocks. Furthermore, we will describe a cross-reactive sensor array for the detection of small peptides. The individual sensors of the array are formed by mixing metal complexes with fluorescent dyes.


Published in:
Chimia, 64, 3, 150-152
Year:
2010
Publisher:
Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
ISSN:
0009-4293
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