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.
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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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry