Synthesis and evaluation of a novel pyrenyl-appended triazole-based thiacalix[4]arene as a fluorescent sensor for Ag+ ion

Xin-Long Ni, Xi Zeng, C Redshaw, Takehiko Yamato

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New fluorescent chemosensors 1,3-alternate-1 and 2 with pyrenyl-appended triazole-based on thiacalix[4]arene were synthesized. The fluorescence spectra changes suggested that chemosensors 1 and 2 are highly selective for Ag+ over other metal ions by enhancing the monomer emission of pyrene in neutral solution. However, other heavy metal ions, such as Cu2+, and Hg2+ quench both the monomer and excimer emission of pyrene acutely. The 1H NMR results indicated that Ag+ can be selectively recognized by the triazole moieties on the receptors 1 and 2 together with the ionophoricity cavity formed by the two inverted benzene rings and sulfur atoms of the thiacalix[4]arene.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3248-3253
Number of pages6
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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