标题：A tricorn-rhodamine fluorescent chemosensor for detection of Co2+ ions
作者：Li, Jing; Han, Shuhua
作者机构：[Li, Jing; Han, Shuhua] Shandong Univ, Key Lab Colloid & Interface Chem, Minist Educ, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China.
通讯作者地址：[Han, SH]Shandong Univ, Key Lab Colloid & Interface Chem, Minist Educ, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China.
关键词：cobalt; fluorescence; nanomolar detection limit; rhodamine chemosensor
摘要：A novel chemosensor TrisRh based on tris(2-aminoethyl)amine and rhodamine 6G is designed and synthesized as a fluorescence turn-on probe for Co2+ ions that is paramagnetic with a property of quenching fluorescence. Rhodamine spirolactam forms are nonfluorescent, whereas, ring-opening of corresponding spirocyclic induced by Co2+ results in strong fluorescence emission. Upon the addition of Co2+ ions, TrisRh can display significant enhancements in absorbance and fluorescence intensity as well as evident colorific transformation, which can be perceived by the naked eye. The association stoichiometry of TrisRh to Co2+ ions was inferred to be 1:1 through Job's plot and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry analysis. The binding model was speculated from Fourier transform infrared spectra and H-1-nuclear magnetic resonance technologies. Significantly, the limit of detection was determined to be as low as 1.22 nmol. Furthermore, TrisRh can exhibit robust anti-jamming ability against other interference metal ions.