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Alkyl substituted cucurbit[6]uril assisted competitive fluorescence recognition of lysine and methionine in aqueous solution

Bai, Qinghong; Zhang, Shaowei; Chen, Hongrong; Sun, Tao; Redshaw, Carl; Zhang, Jian-Xin; Ni, Xin-Long; Wei, Gang; Tao, Zhu


The use of competitive ratiometric fluorescence indicator displacement chemosensors derived from two alkyl substituted cucurbit[6]uril-based host-guest complexes is reported. In particular, the differing binding abilities of two cucurbit[6]uril derivatives towards the target analytes led to a useful ratiometric detection signal output for the discrimination of lysine and methionine versus the other tested α-amino acids in aqueous solution.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 13, 2017
Journal ChemistrySelect
Electronic ISSN 2365-6549
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 8
Pages 2569-2573
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Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in ChemistrySelect, 2017. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.


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