Dual-mode recognition of transition metal ions by bis-triazoles chained pyrenes

Hao Chih Hung, Chi Wen Cheng, I. Ting Ho, Wen-Sheng Chung*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

56 Scopus citations


Fluorescent chemosensors 7-10, with variable methylene chain length as spacers between the two triazole methyl ether units, have been synthesized under 'Click' condition, where the bistriazoles are used as the metal ion binding sites and the pyrenes as the fluorophores. Compound 10, having the longest methylene chain among 7-10, shows monomer and excimer fluorescence quenching in acetonitrile toward Ni2+, Pb2+, Cu2+, Hg2+, and Cr3+ ions, however, it shows an enhanced monomer but a decreased excimer emission when complexed with Cd2+ and Zn2+ ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-305
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 21 Jan 2009


Dive into the research topics of 'Dual-mode recognition of transition metal ions by bis-triazoles chained pyrenes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this