Synthesis, spectroscopic properties and Hg2+ recognition based on a boron dipyrromethene dye (BODIPY)

Jia Li Jiang, Hua Lü, Zhen Shen

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The synthesis and sensing properties of a new BODIPY derivative 1 are outlined. 1 shows fluorescence "turn-on" and colorimetric responses with high selectivity toward Hg2+ over the other metal cations. Coordination of Hg2+ influences the electronic properties of the receptor at meso-position and alter the efficiency of nonradiative decay, hence increase the fluorescence intensity and red shift the absorption spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1105-1108
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1


  • Boron-dipyrromethene
  • Fluorescent sensor
  • Hg

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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