Pyrene-based bisboronic sensors for multichannel enantioselective recognition of tartaric acid

Ting Xiao, Fang Wang, Yahui Chen, Xiao Yang, Tingwen Wei, Chuantao Liu, Shuangjun Chen, Zhijun Xu, Juyoung Yoon, Xiaoqiang Chen

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New chiral bisboronic receptors based on pyrene-excimer were synthesized and applied for the determination of absolute configuration and enantiomeric composition of tartaric acid. The distinction was visualized by portable UV lamp in certain concentration range. There were three ways for the sensors to enantioselectively recognize tartaric acid, including the fluorescence spectrum, UV–vis spectrum, and CD spectrum. The enantiomeric excess of tartaric acid was measured quantitatively by using fluorescence analytical technique. Compared with the previous chiral boronic acid sensors, sensor 1 showed weaker background fluorescence and excellent chiral recognition ability of D/L-tartaric acid throughout the whole pH range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-231
Number of pages5
JournalDyes and Pigments
StatePublished - Apr 2019

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21878156 and 21722605 ), the Six Talent Peaks Project in Jiangsu Province of China (No. XCL-034 ), and the Project of Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD) , and the National Creative Research Initiative program of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean government (MSIP) (No. 2012R1A3A2048814 ). The computational resources generously provided by the High Performance Computing Center of Nanjing Tech University are greatly appreciated.

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