Benzimidazole-based ratiometric fluorescent receptor for selective recognition of acetate

Tae Young Joo, Narinder Singh, Gang Woo Lee, Doo Ok Jang

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A novel fluorescent receptor bearing benzimidazole moieties as recognition sites was synthesized. The recognition behaviour of the receptor towards various anions has been evaluated in CH3CN. The receptor showed ratiometric fluorescent changes only with CH3COO-, and it showed no significant response to any of other anions such as Cl-, Br-, I-, HSO4-, NO3-, C6H5COO- and H2 PO4-.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8846-8850
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 10

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Center for Bioactive Molecular Hybrids at Yonsei University.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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