A new calix[4]arene Schiff base sensor for Hg2+ and Au3+

Memon S., Bhatti A. A., Bhatti A. A., OCAK Ü., OCAK M.

JOURNAL OF THE IRANIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol.13, no.12, pp.2275-2282, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This article reports the selective sensing ability of a newly synthesized calix[4]arene Schiff base (C4TSB) derivative. C4TSB exhibited strong turn-off fluorescence affinity for Hg2+ and Au3+. The selective sensing ability of receptor was investigated in the presence of different co-existing competing ions. The limit of detection for Hg2+ and Au3+ was determined as 1.9 x 10(-5) and 1.0 x 10(-6) M, respectively. Receptor forms 1:1 stoichiometric complex with both metals and their binding constants were calculated as 7.9 x 10(3) M-1 for Hg2+ and 5.7 x 10(3) M-1 for Au3+. Complexes were also characterized through FT-IR spectroscopy.