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A coumarin derivative-Cu2+complex-based fluorescent chemosensor for detection of biothiols

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posted on 2020-11-20, 05:10 authored by NK Hien, M Van Bay, PD Tran, NT Khanh, ND Luyen, Quan Van VoQuan Van Vo, DU Van, PC Nam, DT Quang
© The Royal Society of Chemistry. Herein, a novel fluorescent sensor has been developed for the detection of biothiols based on theoretical calculations of the stability constant of the complex between a Cu2+ ion and (E)-3-((2-(benzo[d]thiazol-2-yl)hydrazono)methyl)-7-(diethylamino) coumarin (BDC) as a fluorescent ligand. In this study, on the basis of density functional theory method, the Gibbs free energy of ligand-exchange reaction and the solvation model were carried out using thermodynamic cycles. The obtained results are in good agreement with the experimental data. The BDC-Cu2+ complex can be used as a fluorescent sensor for the detection of biothiols in the presence of non-thiol containing amino acids, with a detection limit for cysteine at 0.3 μM. Moreover, theoretical calculations of excited states were used to elucidate variations in the fluorescence properties. The computed results show that the excited doublet states D2 and D1 are dark doublet states, which quench the fluorescence of the complex.


This research was funded by the Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) under grant number 104.06-2016.32 (Nguyen Khoa Hien).


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RSC Advances: an international journal to further the chemical sciences






10p. (p. 36265-36274)


Royal Society of Chemistry



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