Construction of fluorescent probes via protection/deprotection of functional groups: a ratiometric fluorescent probe for Cu2+.

Abstract

Herein a ratiometric fluorescent Cu(2+) probe was rationally constructed in a straightforward manner with the concept of aldehyde group protection/deprotection. The probe showed a ratiometric fluorescent response to Cu(2+) with a large emission wavelength shift (>100 nm) and displayed high selectivity for Cu(2+) over other metal ions due to distinct deprotection conditions. In addition, a Cu(2+)-promoted dethioacetalization mechanism was proposed.

DOI: 10.1002/chem.200801501

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@article{Lin2009ConstructionOF, title={Construction of fluorescent probes via protection/deprotection of functional groups: a ratiometric fluorescent probe for Cu2+.}, author={Weiying Lin and Lin Yuan and Wen Tan and Jianbo Feng and Lingliang Long}, journal={Chemistry}, year={2009}, volume={15 4}, pages={1030-5} }