Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 1967–1974 | Cite as

A New Sensitive and Selective Off-On Fluorescent Zn2+ Chemosensor Based on 3,3′,5,5′-Tetraphenylsubstituted Dipyrromethene

  • Natalia A. Bumagina
  • Elena V. Antina
  • Anna Yu. Nikonova
  • Mikhail B. Berezin
  • Alexander A. Ksenofontov
  • Anatoly I. Vyugin


3,3′,5,5′-Tetraphenyl-2,2′-dipyrromethene was described as a highly sensitive and selective Off-on fluorescent colorimetric chemosensor for Zn2+ based on the chelation-enhanced fluorescence (CHEF) effect. The reaction of dipyrromethene ligand with Zn2+ induces the formation of the [ZnL2] complex, which exhibits the increasing fluorescence in 120 fold compared with ligand in the propanol-1/cyclohexane (1:30) binary mixture. The Zn2+ detection limit was 1.4 × 10−7 М. The UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopic studies demonstrated that the dipyrromethene sensor was highly selective toward Zn2+ cations over other metal ions (Na+, Mg2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Fe3+, Cu2+, Mn2+, Cd2+ and Pb2+), excluding Hg2+.


Dipyrromethene Fluorescent chemosensor Zinc ion Selectivity Theoretical calculation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalia A. Bumagina
    • 1
  • Elena V. Antina
    • 1
  • Anna Yu. Nikonova
    • 2
  • Mikhail B. Berezin
    • 1
  • Alexander A. Ksenofontov
    • 1
  • Anatoly I. Vyugin
    • 1
  1. 1.G. A. Krestov Institute of Solution Chemistry of Russian academy of Sciences 1 Akademicheskaya St.IvanovoRussia
  2. 2.Inorganic Chemistry DepartmentIvanovo State University of Chemistry and TechnologyIvanovoRussia

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