Ferrocene-based novel electrochemical chemodosimeter for mercury ion recognition

Qian Yong Cao, Min Hee Lee, Jun Feng Zhang, Wen Xiu Ren, Jong Seung Kim

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A new ferrocene-based electrochemical chemodosimeter (1) for mercury(II) ion was prepared and characterized by X-ray crystal analysis. Among various metal ions, 1 displays highly selective electrochemical signaling changes for Hg2+ over other metal ions in regard to a mercury-promoted intramolecular cyclic guanylation of thiourea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2786-2789
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 25

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the CRI project ( 2010-0000728 ) (J.S.K.). Q.-Y. C. acknowledges the funds from the Bureau of Education of Jiangxi Province ( GJJ09074 ) and the program for innovative research team of Nanchang University.


  • Chemodosimeter
  • Electrochemistry
  • Ferrocene
  • Mercury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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