Fluorescent dye containing phenol-pyridyl for selective detection of aluminum ions

Jungha Lee, Hyun Kim, Soojin Kim, Jin Young Noh, Eun Joo Song, Cheal Kim, Jinheung Kim

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A phenol-pyridylimine probe was utilized as an optical sensor to quantify the presence of aluminum ions using a turn-on fluorescence enhancement approach. The high sensitivity was the result of FRET amplification of the receptor subunit fluorescence emission. The complex stability constant (Ks) for the stoichiometric 1:1 complex of the sensor with aluminum ions was obtained by fluorimetric titration. Remarkably, fluorescence output was not significantly affected by other trivalent cations, particularly Ga3+ and In3+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-594
Number of pages5
JournalDyes and Pigments
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013

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Funding Information:
This work is supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government ( 2009-0087304 , 2010-0009525 , 2012008875 , 2012001725 , SRC Program: 2012-0000648), Converging Research Center Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology ( 2011K000675 ), and BK21 (to J.L. and S.K.).


  • Aluminum ion sensing
  • Fluorescent chemosensor
  • Phenol
  • Pyridyl
  • Selective binding
  • Turn-on detection


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