Thiacalixarene-tetra-(quinoline-8- sulfonate): a Sensitive and Selective Fluorescent Sensor for Co (II)
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A novel fluorescent thiacalixarene-tetra-(quinoline-8-sulfonate) (TCTQ8S) was synthesized by condensation of thiacalixarene (TCA) and 8-quinoline sulfonyl chloride(8QSC). TCTQ8S was characterized by ESI-MS, 1H-NMR and 13C-NMR spectroscopic methods. TCTQ8S was found to be an efficient “turn-off” fluorescent sensor for the selective and sensitive recognition of Co(II) ions. The Job’s plot measurement reveals a 1:1 stoichiometric ratio. The designed chemosensor exhibited high selectivity toward Co(II) ions vs. other tested metal ions, with a detection limit of up to 1.038 × 10−9 M. The binding constant and quantum yield for the complex were also determined. Molecular docking studies have been successfully performed to support 1:1 binding of TCTQ8S with the Co(II) metal ion. TCTQ8S was evaluated for real sample analysis on water sample for the detection of Co(II).
KeywordsThiacalixarene 8-quinoline sulfonyl chloride Cobalt (II) Fluorescence quenching Molecular docking
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