Biomimetic ionophores were developed for use in ion-selective electrodes (ISEs). By mimicking the strong interactions between certain biological molecules and oxoanions, ionophores have been designed that demonstrate high selectivity for particular oxoanions. Ionophores based on the guanidinium functional group and a derivatized urea group were prepared. ISEs for hydrogen sulfite, salicylate, and ibuprofen based on these ionophores are described.
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