Cover Picture: Azaphthalocyanines: Red Fluorescent Probes for Cations (Chem. Eur. J. 16/2013)

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  • Dr. Veronika Novakova,

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    1. Department of Biophysics and Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Heyrovskeho 1203, 50005 Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)
    • Department of Biophysics and Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Heyrovskeho 1203, 50005 Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)
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  • Lukáš Lochman,

    1. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Control, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Heyrovskeho 1203, 50005 Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)
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  • Ivana Zajícová,

    1. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Control, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Heyrovskeho 1203, 50005 Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)
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  • Dr. Kamil Kopecky,

    1. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Control, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Heyrovskeho 1203, 50005 Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)
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  • Dr. Miroslav Miletin,

    1. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Control, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Heyrovskeho 1203, 50005 Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)
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  • Dr. Kamil Lang,

    1. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Husinec-Řež1001, 250 68 Řež(Czech Republic)
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  • Dr. Kaplan Kirakci,

    1. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Husinec-Řež1001, 250 68 Řež(Czech Republic)
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  • Prof. Petr Zimcik

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    1. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Control, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Heyrovskeho 1203, 50005 Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)
    • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Control, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Heyrovskeho 1203, 50005 Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic)
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Abstract

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The concept of sensing metal cations by using fluorescence changes in non-aggregating AzaPc molecules that exhibit significant intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) in the OFF state was demonstrated by binding Na+ and K+ to an aza[15]crown-5 recognition moiety. It is important to note that this concept works not only in organic solvents, but also in water after the sensor molecules are incorporated into silica nanoparticles. For more details see the Communication by V. Novakova, P. Zimcik et al. on page 5025 ff.

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