Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 34(9), 1079 (2018).

A Simple and Rapid Fluorescent Probe for Detection of Cr3+ Based on a Coumarin Schiff Base in Aqueous Solution
Huixian JIA, Chenghong FENG, and Chenhao TIAN
State Key Laboratory of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
A new Cr3+ probe was synthesized using simple Schiff base reaction, which showed prominent fluorescence increasing switch before and after addition Cr3+. The probe proved to have excellent properties, based on both UV-vis absorption and fluorescence spectra. Those properties included high switching performance, good selectivity, and small interference with other metal ions. The fluorescent change mechanism of the probe was attributed to the combined action between the restricted C=N isomerization and the suppression of highly efficient photo-induced electron transfer (PET) process. Moreover, this fluorescence probe for Cr3+ detection also has great potential for bioimaging of cancer cells.