Molecular Rotors for the Detection of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants

Tae Il Kim, Shubhra Bikash Maity, Jean Bouffard, Youngmi Kim

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The fluorogenic probe o-OH is able to detect and quantify organophosphorus nerve agent mimics in solution and in the vapor phase following immobilization on a solid substrate, making the system a suitable candidate for the field detection of chemical warfare agents. Detection is achieved by the suppression of internal rotation upon phosphorylation of a reactive phenolate, resulting in a large fluorescence "turn-on" response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9259-9263
Number of pages5
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number18
StatePublished - 20 Sep 2016

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