Selective complexation of metals with isoxazolidine-containing fluorophores

Lei Fang, Wing Hong CHAN, Yong Bing He

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A series of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition products of functionalized nitrones with 1,3-propene sultone and maleimide was synthesized through a multi-step scheme. Their fluorescent response to different metal ions was examined. Selective quenching of the fluorescent materials by Cu(II), Fe(III), and Ru(III) in acetonitrile was demonstrated, providing access to new chemosensor design for selected transition metals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • 1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition
  • Fluorophores
  • Quenching
  • Selective metal complexation


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