A chemically unlocked binary molecular switch

Gaoyun Chen, Jason L. Sarris, Nicholas J. Wardle, S. W Annie Bligh, Nicholas P. Chatterton*

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A highly luminescent and sensitive terbium complex of a ligand comprising of a phthalimide group appended to a DO3A moiety is an active pH sensor that is conditional on its previous pH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9026-9028
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number72
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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