Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fluorescence sensing, of d-block elements such as Cu2+, Fe3+, Fe2+, Cd2+, Hg2+, and Zn2+ has significantly increased since the beginning of the 21st century. These particular metal ions play essential roles in biological, industrial, and environmental applications, therefore, there has been a drive to measure, detect, and remediate these metal ions. We have chosen to highlight the low molecular weight fluorescent probes (LMFPs) that undergo an optical response upon coordination with the group 12 triad (Zn2+, Cd2+, and Hg2+), as these metals have similar chemical characteristics but behave differently in the environment.
Johnson, A. D.,
Curtis, R. M.,
Wallace, K. J.
(2019). Low Molecular Weight Fluorescent Probes (LMFPs) to Detect the Group 12 Metal Triad. Chemosensors, 7(2), 1-48.
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