Arenedicarboximide Building Blocks for Fluorescent Photoinduced Electron Transfer pH Sensors Applicable with Different Media and Communication Wavelengths

Amilra De Silva, Linda M. Daffy, Harambage Gunaratne, Christian Huber, Tobias Werner, Otto S. Wolfbeis, Mark Lynch

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Abstract

N-(aminoalkyl)-4-chloronaphthalene-
1,8-dicarboximides 1, N-
(aminoalkyl)-4-acetamidonaphthalene-
1,8-dicarboximides 3 and N,N'-bis(aminoalkyl)-
perylene-3,4:9,10-tetracarboxydiimides
4 show good fluorescent off ±
on switching in aqueous alcoholic solution
with protons as required for fluorescent
PET sensor design. The excitation
wavelengths lie in the ultraviolet
(lmaxˆ345 and 351 nm) for 1 and 3 and
in the blue-green (lmaxˆ528, 492 and
461 nm) for 4; the emission wavelengths
lie in the violet (lmaxˆ408 nm) for 1, in
the blue (lmaxˆ474 nm) for 3 and in the
yellow-orange (lmaxˆ543 and 583 nm)
for 4. Compound 4b shows substantial
fluorescence enhancement with protons
when immobilized in a poly(vinylchloride)
matrix, provided that 2-nitrophenyloctyl
ether plasticizer and potassium
tetrakis(4-chlorophenyl)borate additive
are present to prevent dye crystallization
and to facilitate proton diffusion
into the membrane, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1810-1815
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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