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, cilt.55, sa.1, ss.70-73, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2013.10.105
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.70-73


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.