New fluorescent chemosensors for cationic guests: 1,8-Bis(azacrown)anthracenes

Sook Kyung Kim, Mi Yeon Bang, Sang Hyeon Lee, Kensuke Nakamura, Seon Woog Cho, Juyoung Yoon

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New macrocyclic ditopic anthracenyl receptors display large chelation-enhanced fluorescence (CHEF) effects upon the addition of linear dications +NH3(CH2)nNH 3+. The amplitude of the effect, which is dependent on the chain length, was at a maximum for propylenediammonium cation. This 1,8-bisazacrown anthracene displays different binding affinities toward metal ions compared to those of 9-azacrown anthracene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Inclusion Phenomena
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2002

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Funding Information:
This research was fully supported by a grant from the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KCS-KOSEF-1999-05).


  • Anthracene
  • Azacrown
  • Fluorescence
  • Fluorescent chemosensor
  • Photoinduced electron transfer


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