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A Multifunctional Tripodal Fluorescent Probe: ``Off-On'' Detection of Sodium as well as Two-input AND Molecular Logic Behavior

Kaur, Navneet, Singh, Narinder, Cairns, Donald and Callan, John F. (2009) A Multifunctional Tripodal Fluorescent Probe: ``Off-On'' Detection of Sodium as well as Two-input AND Molecular Logic Behavior. ORGANIC LETTERS, 11 (11). pp. 2229-2232. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1021/ol900388x

Abstract

A simple tripodal sensor (3) with multifunctional capability has been synthesized in three steps. The sensor, a naphthalene-functionalized Schiff base, displays selectivity for sodium over other important physiological and environmentally important cations through changes in the emission spectra at lambda(max) 355 nm when excited at 270 nm. Interestingly, the combined addition of both sodium and potassium produced a new band at lambda(max) 445 nm, while the addition of sodium or potassium alone produced negligible changes at this wavelength. Therefore, the conditions of a two-input AND logic operator were also satisfied.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:4059
Deposited By: Professor John Callan
Deposited On:05 Jan 2010 14:08
Last Modified:19 Nov 2012 15:19

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