A Peptoid-Based Fluorescent Sensor for Cyanide Detection
AbstractPeptoids, N-substituted glycine oligomers, are versatile peptidomimetics with diverse biomedical applications. However, strategies to the development of novel fluorescent peptoids as chemical sensors have not been extensively explored, yet. Here, we synthesized a novel peptoid-based fluorescent probe in which a coumarin moiety was incorporated via copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition reaction. Fluorescence of the newly generated coumarin-peptoid was dramatically quenched upon coordination of the Cu2+ ion, and the resulting peptoid-Cu2+ complex exhibited significant Turn-ON fluorescence following the addition of CN−. The rapid and reversible response, combined with cyanide selectivity of the synthesized peptoid, reflects a multistep photo-process and supports its utility as a new type of CN− sensor. View Full-Text
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Lim, B.; Lee, J. A Peptoid-Based Fluorescent Sensor for Cyanide Detection. Molecules 2016, 21, 339.
Lim B, Lee J. A Peptoid-Based Fluorescent Sensor for Cyanide Detection. Molecules. 2016; 21(3):339.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lim, Bumhee; Lee, Jeeyeon. 2016. "A Peptoid-Based Fluorescent Sensor for Cyanide Detection." Molecules 21, no. 3: 339.
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