Hg2+-Induced hydrolysis-based selective fluorescent chemodosimeter

Ja Hyung Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Chang Wan Bae, Jun Won Park, Joung Hae Lee, Jong Seung Kim

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A new chemodosimeter-based approach to the detection of Hg(II) ions is described, involving the analyte-induced fluorescence enhancement of iminopyrene derivatives. The chemical and photo-physical properties of the chemodosimetric irreversible reaction between 1 and the Hg(II) ion were studied in a solution of CH3CN/H2O using 1H-NMR, UV/Vis, and fluorescence spectroscopies. Among the iminopyrenes 1-3, compound 1 shows a selective change in UV/Vis absorption, fluorescence emission, and color towards the Hg(II) cation over other cations in CH3CN:H2O (9:1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-178
Number of pages9
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 9


  • Chemodosimeter
  • Hydrolysis
  • Imine
  • Mercuric ion
  • Pyrene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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