Simple pyrazoline and pyrazole “turn on” fluorescent sensors selective for Cd2+ and Zn2+ in MeCN

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Abstract

An efficient two-step synthesis of pyrazoline ligand 1 is described which is an effective “turn on” fluorescent sensor for Cd2+ in MeCN. Oxidation to the corresponding pyrazole ligand 2 creates a “turn on” fluorescent sensor now selective for Zn2+ and able to distinguish it from Cd2+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8753-8757
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Volume10
Issue number44
Early online date17 Sep 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2012

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