Published Online: 15 MAR 2012
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Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials
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Kitchen, J. A., Parkesh, R., Veale, E. B. and Gunnlaugsson, T. 2012. Luminescent Sensing. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2012
The development of luminescent sensing has been central to the field of supramolecular chemistry. Herein, we give a some insight into some of the developments that have taken place in recent times, focusing most of our effort on the discussion of luminescent sensors for cations, anions, and neutral molecules, by presenting a selected number of examples from this fast, broad, and ever expanding research field. We also demonstrate how the use of luminescent sensors has helped in the development of contrast and imaging agents, and in particular show examples of their use in cellular imaging and sensing within competitive biological environments.
- transition metals;
- biological molecules