An acenaphthopyrrolone-dipicolylamine derivative as a selective and sensitive chemosensor for group IIB cations

Coskun A., Yilmaz M. D. , Akkaya E. U.

TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, cilt.47, sa.22, ss.3689-3691, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 22
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2006.03.128
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3689-3691


The recently reported acenaphthopyrrolone (ACNP) class of fluorophores have remarkably bright emission in the red end of the visible spectrum. We demonstrated that straightforward derivatization with 2-aminoethyl-dipicolylamine yields a selective and sensitive chemosensor for Zn(II). Cd(II) and Hg(II) ions. Further modifications could result in water-soluble derivatives, with practical applications in intracellular imaging of Zn(II) concentrations. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.