Pyrene-based materials have gained considerable attention as stimuli-responsive chemical sensors. We designed a polysulfurated arene system based on a tetra(phenylthio)pyrene core decorated with four carboxylic acid units. Three different regioisomers, ortho, meta and para were studied in organic and aqueous solution. These systems are soluble in water at pH≥8 due to the deprotonation of carboxylic acids. The addition of metal ions cannot only quench the fluorescence of the central pyrene core, but also control the formation of three-dimensional nanoscopic objects in a dual mode function. Several divalent metal ions were tested and compared. Addition of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) disassembles the non-emissive supramolecular system and restores the initial fluorescence of the pyrene core.

Highly Emissive Water-Soluble Polysulfurated Pyrene-Based Chromophores as Dual Mode Sensors of Metal Ions

Villa M.
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Bergamini G.;Ceroni P.;
2020

Abstract

Pyrene-based materials have gained considerable attention as stimuli-responsive chemical sensors. We designed a polysulfurated arene system based on a tetra(phenylthio)pyrene core decorated with four carboxylic acid units. Three different regioisomers, ortho, meta and para were studied in organic and aqueous solution. These systems are soluble in water at pH≥8 due to the deprotonation of carboxylic acids. The addition of metal ions cannot only quench the fluorescence of the central pyrene core, but also control the formation of three-dimensional nanoscopic objects in a dual mode function. Several divalent metal ions were tested and compared. Addition of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) disassembles the non-emissive supramolecular system and restores the initial fluorescence of the pyrene core.
Villa M.; Roy M.; Bergamini G.; Ceroni P.; Gingras M.
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