A phenolphthalein-based colorimetric probe bearing a dinitrobenzene group is reported as a thiophenol (PhSH)-selective chemodosimeter. PhSH can react with chemodosimeter 1 to afford phenolphthalein. The addition of PhSH to the aqueous solution of 1 followed by a change in pH of the resulting solution to basic induces a selective color change from colorless to pink. Furthermore, using PhSH and base as inputs and color change of 1 by naked eye as an output, leads to the construction of an AND logic gate.
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- colorimetric sensor
- molecular logic gate
- thiophenol detection