A new cucurbit[8]uril-based fluorescent receptor for indole derivatives

Yonghua Ling, Wei Wang, Angel E. Kaifer

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The dicationic guest 2,7-dimethyldiazaphenanthrenium forms a fluorescent inclusion complex with the cucurbit[8]uril host, which can be used to effectively bind and detect indole derivatives, such as serotonin and tryptophan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-612
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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