We synthesized a novel fluorescent receptor based upon a benzimidazole moiety in a dipodal framework. The receptor exhibited a dual fluorescence emission which is quenched upon addition of Cu2+ or Fe3+. Interestingly, the receptor offers a ratiometric property and an 'OR' logic gate property to Cu2+ and Fe3+.
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This work was supported by the Center for Bioactive Molecular Hybrids.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry