A selective, fluorescent sensor for Zn2+

Yi Chen, De X. Zeng

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Standing out from the crowd: The fluorescence intensity increases remarkably when a diarylethene ligand binds with Zn2+. By contrast, the fluorescence intensity is quenched when the ligand binds with other metal ions (see graphic) that compete with the zinc ion for binding sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-566
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 19 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Diarylethenes
  • Flourescence
  • Ligands
  • Sensors
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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