A novel fluorescent probe design based on the interlocking of a reactive thread in a rigid nanohoop fluorophore is reported. This rotaxane design leads to size-selective sensing of thiolates in organic solution. More broadly, the work suggests the promise of mechanical interlocking to enhance the selectivity of reaction-based probes.
Nanohoop Rotaxane Design to Enhance Selectivity of Reaction Based Probes: A Proof of Principle Study
16 September 2020, Version 1
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H2S rotaxane SI