Fluorescent chemosensors for Zn2+

Zhaochao Xu, Juyoung Yoon, David R. Spring

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In the past decade, fluorescent chemosensors for zinc ion (Zn2+) have attracted great attention because of the biological significance of zinc combined with the simplicity and high sensitivity of fluorescence assays. Chemosensors can be divided into a fluorophore, a spacer and a receptor unit; the receptor is the central processing unit (CPU) of a chemosensor. This tutorial review will classify zinc chemosensors based on receptor types.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1996-2006
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number6
StatePublished - 25 May 2010


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