ESIPT-based anthraquinonylcalix[4]crown chemosensor for In3+

Do Young Han, Jun Myung Kim, Joohoon Kim, Hyo Sung Jung, Young Hoon Lee, Jun Feng Zhang, Jong Seung Kim

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An ESIPT-based novel fluorescent chemosensor, 1,8-anthraquinonylcalix[4]monocrown-6 (1), which displayed a selective fluorescent change with In3+ among various metal ions, was rationally designed and synthesized. Upon the addition of In3+, the probe displayed a fluorescence decrease at 625 nm, at the same time, an increase of the band centered at 535 nm was observed. This sensing process was also proved by the 1H NMR titration and electrochemical tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1947-1951
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 14

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Creative Research Initiative program (No. 2009-0081566 ) (J. S. Kim) and the Basic Research program (No. 2009-0090546 ) (J. Kim) of the National Research Foundation of Korea.


  • Anthraquinone
  • Calixarenes
  • Cations
  • Chemosensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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