In the current study, a polydiacetylene (PDA)-based sensor, derived from a chelidamic acid-picolylamine (CP)-substituted diacetylene monomer, displayed a selective colorimetric and fluorometric change in the presence of cadmium (Cd2+) at pH 7.4. The PDA−CP solutions showed a colorimetric change from blue to violet in response to various amounts of Cd2+. The chemosensor also showed a rapid fluorescence turn-on response and significant selectivity to Cd2+ compared with other metallic cations. The Cd2+-selective PDA-based sensor system facilitated the visual detection of Cd2+ in aqueous solution. The Cd2+ detection limit of PDA−CP was reduced to 1.85×10−5 M.
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This work was supported by a Research Grant of Pukyong National University (2018) for S. L.
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- Schiff bases
- colorimetric sensors
- conjugated polymers