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Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 809–814 | Cite as

A Rhodamine Derivative Based Chemosensor with High Selectivity and Quick Respond to Cr3+ in Aqueous Solution

  • Zhenglong Yang
  • Sai Chen
  • Feng LiEmail author
  • Yilong Bu
  • Yuchuan Du
  • Peiting Zhou
  • Zhihao Cheng
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Abstract

In this paper, a new kind of colorimetric chemsensor aiming at detecting Cr3+ has been synthesized, and it is based on the “Off-On” effect of a rhodamine derivative. Comparing with other metal irons (Na+, K+, Ni2+, Hg2+, Fe3+, Mn2+, Co2+, Cd2+, Cu2+, Pb2+, Zn2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Ag+, Fe2+, Ce3+), the chemsensor has a quick and accurate response to Cr3+ in H2O-EtOH solution (4/1, v/v). There is an obvious change in color, from colorless to bright pink when Cr3+ is detected. According to the fitting curve based on Benesi-Hildebrand equation and working curve of absorption strength in UV-vis spectrum, the binding pattern of Cr3+ and the rhodamine derivative follows a 1:1 stoichiometry. The chemsensor shows great potential in monitoring Cr3+ in the aqueous medium with high efficiency, which is supposed to complete the recognition in the minimum as 5.2 × 10−7 mol/L within 5 min.

Keywords

Rhodamine derivative Cr3+ detection Colorimetric chemosensor Aqueous solution 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This study was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51622805 and U1633116) and the opening fund for the subject of Transportation Engineering in Tongji University (2016 J012306). The authors are grateful to these financial supports.

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhenglong Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sai Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Feng Li
    • 3
    Email author
  • Yilong Bu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yuchuan Du
    • 1
  • Peiting Zhou
    • 4
  • Zhihao Cheng
    • 4
  1. 1.College of Transportation Engineering, Key Laboratory of Road and Traffic Engineering of Ministry of EducationTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Advanced Civil Engineering Materials of Ministry of EducationTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.School of Transportation Science and EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Broadvision Engineering ConsultantsNational Engineering Laboratory for Land Transport Meteorological Disaster Control TechnologyKunmingChina

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