Journal article

A luminescent on-off probe based calix[4]arene linked through triazole with ruthenium(II) polypyridine complexes to sense copper(II) and sulfide ions

Mohanraj Ramachandran, Sambandam Anandan, Muthupandian Ashokkumar

NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2019

Abstract

A bis-ruthenium(ii) polypyridyl complex was connected with a p-tert-butyl calix[4]arene platform (Ru2L) through 1,2,3-triazole and used as a luminescent probe to detect selected ions. Ru2L acted as a highly sensitive and selective turn off sensor towards Cu2+ ions in CH3CN/10 mM HEPES buffer (pH = 7.4) (8/2, v/v) medium. The detection limit of Cu2+ was found to be 4.11 μM. The Cu2+ ion binding with Ru2L showed a paramagnetic signal in EPR analysis. The ensemble (Ru2L-Cu2+) was investigated with a variety of anions, but only sulfide anions enhanced the emission intensity in the presence of other anions. The ensemble works as a turn-on sensor towards S2-via a metal ion displacement method to f..

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Awarded by Department of Science and Technology, India under Water Technology Initiative scheme


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Awarded by MHRD, New Delhi


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was financially supported by the Department of Science and Technology, India under Water Technology Initiative scheme (DST/TM/WTI/2K16/258). MR thanks CSIR, New Delhi for a junior research fellowship (09/895(0009)/2017-EMR-I). The authors SA & MA thank MHRD, New Delhi for sanctioning them a joint Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration project (SPARC/2018-2019/P236/SL).