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Polymeric materials possessing fluorescent moieties may act as effective chemosensors for various molecules in solution, based on either fluorescent quenching or enhancement effects observed upon interaction of the polymer with the molecule to be detected. On page 52, Maria Demetriou and Theodora Krasia-Christoforou demonstrate the capability of well-defined diblock copolymer systems possessing fluorescent (anthracene) and metal binding (β-ketoester) functionalities to act as effective dual-chemosensors for amines and transition metal ions in organic media.