The phenanthroimidazole-based dizinc(ii) complex as a fluorescent probe for the pyrophosphate ion as generated in polymerase chain reactions and pyrosequencing

Sellamuthu Anbu, Subban Kamalraj, Anup Paul, Chelliah Jayabaskaran, Armando J. L. Pombeiro

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A highly selective and sensitive phenanthroimidazole tagged Mannich base type dizinc(II) fluorescent probe (R-Zn2+) has been developed for the pyrophosphate ion (PPi) with a very low limit of detection (LOD) of 0.25 ppm; this also assesses PPi from DNA polymerization chain reaction (PCR).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3920-3933
Number of pages14
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2015

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