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A Highly Selective Reaction-Based Two-Photon Probe for Copper(I) in Aqueous Media

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  • Debabrata Maity,

    1. Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory, New Chemistry Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560064 (India), Fax: (+91) 80-22082627
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  • Bidyut Sarkar,

    1. Department of Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005 (India)
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  • Sudipta Maiti,

    1. Department of Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005 (India)
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  • Dr. T. Govindaraju

    Corresponding author
    1. Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory, New Chemistry Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560064 (India), Fax: (+91) 80-22082627
    • Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory, New Chemistry Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560064 (India), Fax: (+91) 80-22082627
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Abstract

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Out of the blue: A reaction-based two-photon probe XanCu (see scheme) is reported for the selective detection of Cu+ in reducing aqueous environments. Copper(I)-mediated oxidative benzylic ether (C[BOND]O) bond cleavage offers “switch-on” detection of the metal ion.

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