Design and synthesis of Hg2+ sensing probe based on spirobenzopyran derivatives

Tian Tian, Xiang Zhou, Wing Hong CHAN*

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A series of spirobenzopyran derivatives 9a-9c bearing a dithiocarbamate/ dithiocarbonate as the metal-ligating group were designed for colormetric metal sensors and synthesized. The binding properties of the sensors with different metal ions were investigated. In terms of response time, selectivity and sensitivity, sensor 9a showed a good sensing ability toward mercury ion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-365
Number of pages4
JournalLetters in Organic Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Dithiocarbamate
  • Mercury sensing
  • Merocyanine
  • Spirobenzopyran


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