Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 1021–1028 | Cite as

A Reversible Pyrene-based Turn-on Luminescent Chemosensor for Selective Detection of Fe3+ in Aqueous Environment with Logic Gate Application

  • Soma Mukherjee
  • Shrabani Talukder


A new Schiff-base, HL luminescent chemosensor of 1-amino pyrene and 8-hydroxy quinoline-2-carboxaldehyde was synthesized which demonstrates selective fluorimetric detection of Fe3+ in aqueous medium with detection limit of 2.52 × 10−8 M. The receptor shows selective ‘turn-on’ response towards Fe3+ over other metal ions. This gradual ‘turn-on’ fluorescence response for Fe3+ may be induced via CHEF (chelation-enhanced fluorescence) through close proximity of pyrene rings. The stoichiometry and binding property of HL with Fe3+ was examined by emission studies. In presence of Fe3+, HL also exhibits reversible change in emission pattern with EDTA and thus offers an interesting property of molecular ‘INHIBIT’ logic gate with Fe3+ and EDTA as chemical inputs.


Luminescent Chemosensor 1-amino pyrene Reversible Logic Gate 



Financial support and infrastructural facilities received from University of Kalyani, DST-FIST (SR/FST/ESI-008/2008) and DST-PURSE, New Delhi, India are gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceUniversity of KalyaniKalyaniIndia

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