Anthracene derivatives bearing two urea groups as fluorescent receptors for anions

Sook Kyung Kim, N. Jiten Singh, Soo Jeong Kim, K. M.K. Swamy, Seung Hee Kim, Keun Hyeung Lee, Kwang S. Kim, Juyoung Yoon

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For the recognition and sensing of anionic analytes, comparative studies were carried out on the anion bindings of pyrophosphate, H2PO 4-, and dicarboxylates to the anthracene derivatives bearing two urea groups on the 1,8 and 9,10-positions as fluorescent chemosensors for anions. Their binding properties were compared using fluorescence and 1H NMR, and the results were rationalized with an ab initio study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4545-4550
Number of pages6
Issue number19
StatePublished - 9 May 2005

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Koreans Science and Engineering Foundation (R14-2003-014-01001-0), the Creative Research Initiative of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology, and BK21. K. M. K. S. is thankful for a Brain Pool Fellowship.


  • Adipate
  • Anion
  • Anion-receptor
  • Dicarboxylates
  • Fluorescence
  • Fluorescence chemosensor
  • Molecular recognition
  • Pyrophosphate


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