Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 44, Issue 9, pp 5031–5042 | Cite as

A selective colorimetric and fluorescence chemosensing sensor for Cr3+ based on a rhodamine base derivative

  • Morteza Hosseini
  • Mehdi Khoobi
  • Roghayeh Tarasi
  • Mohammad Reza Ganjali


A rhodamine-conjugated coumarin (L) was used in designing a selective fluorescence chemosensor for the determination of trace amounts of Cr3+ ions in acetonitrile–water (MeCN/H2O (90:10, %v/v) solutions. The intensity of the fluoresce emission of the chemosensor is intensified upon addition of Cr3+ ions in MeCN/H2O (90:10, %v/v) solutions, due to the formation of a selective 1:1 complex between L and Cr3+ ions. The fluorescence enhancement versus Cr3+ concentration has been found to be linear from 1.0 × 10−7 to 1.8 × 10−5 M and a detection limit of 7.5 × 10−8 M. The proposed fluorescent probe proved to be highly selective towards Cr3+ ions as compared to other common metal ions and could be successfully applied to the determination of Cr3+ concentrations in some water and wastewater samples.


Fluorescence Chromium Enhancement Sensor 



The authors thank the research Council of University of Tehran (Grant 28645/01/02) for financial support of this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morteza Hosseini
    • 1
    • 3
  • Mehdi Khoobi
    • 2
    • 3
  • Roghayeh Tarasi
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mohammad Reza Ganjali
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Life Science Engineering, Faculty of New Sciences and TechnologiesUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of Pharmaceutical Biomaterials and Medical Biomaterials Research Center, Faculty of PharmacyTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  4. 4.Center of Excellence in Electrochemistry, School of Chemistry, College of ScienceUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  5. 5.Biosensor Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Molecular-Cellular Sciences InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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