Fluorescent signalling crown ethers; 'switching on' of fluorescence by alkali metal ion recognition and binding in situ

A. Prasanna De Silva, Saliya Desilva

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Abstract

Sodium and potassium ions enhance the fluorescence quantum yield of the N-(9-anthrylmethyl)monoaza crown ethers (1) in methanol by factors of up to forty-seven while all other electronic spectral parameters remain unaltered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1709-1710
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1986

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