Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry

, Volume 54, Issue 8, pp 1117–1121 | Cite as

Anthracene-Containing Podands, Ion-Active Molecular Switches of Fluorescence Characteristics

  • V. A. Bren’
  • I. E. Tolpygin
  • Yu. V. Revinskii
  • K. S. Tikhomirova
  • A. D. DubonosovEmail author


2,2′-[Ethane-1,2-diylbis(oxy)]bis[N-(anthracen-9-ylmethyl)ethanamine] and its bisphenylthiourea and bisthiourea derivatives have been synthesized. The diamine, being a certain analog of an aza-crown ether with an open chain, exhibits a 50 times increase in the relative fluorescence intensity (off-on process) in the presence of cadmium(II) cations. Bis(phenylthiourea) is a bifunctional fluorophore sensitive to mercury(II) cations (emission flaring) and fluoride anions (emission quenching). Anions F, CN, H2PO4, and AcO lead to a practically complete quenching of the fluorescent properties of the bis(thiourea) (off-on process).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Bren’
    • 1
  • I. E. Tolpygin
    • 1
  • Yu. V. Revinskii
    • 2
  • K. S. Tikhomirova
    • 1
  • A. D. Dubonosov
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Physical and Organic ChemistrySouthern Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.Southern Scientific CenterRussian Academy of SciencesRostov-on-DonRussia

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