A tetraphenylethene based polarity dependent turn-on fluorescence strategy for selective and sensitive detection of Hg2+ in aqueous medium and in living cells

Ozturk S., Atilgan S.

TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, vol.55, no.1, pp.70-73, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2013.10.105
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-73
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


A turn-on fluorescent chemosensor strategy based on the change in the polarity of aggregation induced emission active tetraphenylethene is presented for the detection of Hg2+ in aqueous medium and in living cells. The sensing mechanism involves the formation of nonpolar fluorescent aggregates of tetraphenylethene molecules by elimination of polar moieties of TPE with Hg2+ interaction. Crown copyright (C) 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.