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Luminescent Sensing

Supramolecular Devices

  1. Jonathan A. Kitchen,
  2. Raman Parkesh,
  3. Emma B. Veale,
  4. Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.smc099

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Kitchen, J. A., Parkesh, R., Veale, E. B. and Gunnlaugsson, T. 2012. Luminescent Sensing. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .

Author Information

  1. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • luminescence;
  • fluorescence;
  • sensing;
  • chemosensing;
  • recognition;
  • organic;
  • transition metals;
  • lanthanides;
  • anions;
  • cations;
  • biological molecules