Histidine–dialkoxyanthracene dyad for selective and sensitive detection of mercury ions
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Chemical Science Program
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractHistidine-dialkoxyanthracene (HDA) was synthesised as a turn off type fluorescent sensor for fast and sensitive detection of mercury ions (Hg2+) in aqueous media. The two histidine moieties act as ‘claws’ to selectively complex Hg2+. The binding ratio of HDA to Hg2+ was 1:1 (metal-to-ligand ratio). The association constant for Hg2+ towards the receptor HDA obtained from Benesi–Hildebrand plot was found to be 3.22 × 104 M−1 with detection limit as low as 4.7 nM (0.94 μg/L).
CitationPatil S, Belhajjame W, Moosa B, Khashab NM (2017) Histidine–dialkoxyanthracene dyad for selective and sensitive detection of mercury ions. Supramolecular Chemistry: 1–6. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10610278.2017.1412438.
SponsorsThis work was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
PublisherInforma UK Limited