Solvent controlled sugar-rhodamine fluorescence sensor for Cu(2+) detection.

A "turn-on" fluorescence probe for Cu(2+) detection has been reported according to a Cu(2+) triggered spirolactam ring-opening reaction. The probe is a double-responsive fluorescent and colorimetric Cu(2+)-specific sensor in aqueous solution containing 20% of acetonitrile with high selectivity and excellent sensitivity (limit of detection is 12 μg L(-1… CONTINUE READING