We report on new Zn–Salen oligomer receptors able to recognize a nerve agent simulant, namely dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP), by a supramolecular approach. In particular, three Zn-Salen oligomers (Zn–Oligo–A, –B, and –C), differing by the length distribution, were obtained and characterized by NMR, Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), UV-Vis, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Furthermore, we investigated their recognition properties towards DMMP by using fluorescence measurements. We found that the recognition ability depends on the length of the oligomeric chain, and the Zn–Oligo–C shows a binding constant value higher than those already reported in literature for the DMMP detection

Supramolecular Detection of a Nerve Agent Simulant by Fluorescent Zn–Salen Oligomer Receptors

Puglisi, Roberta;Mineo, Placido G.;Pappalardo, Andrea;Gulino, Antonino;Trusso Sfrazzetto, Giuseppe
2019

Abstract

We report on new Zn–Salen oligomer receptors able to recognize a nerve agent simulant, namely dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP), by a supramolecular approach. In particular, three Zn-Salen oligomers (Zn–Oligo–A, –B, and –C), differing by the length distribution, were obtained and characterized by NMR, Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), UV-Vis, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Furthermore, we investigated their recognition properties towards DMMP by using fluorescence measurements. We found that the recognition ability depends on the length of the oligomeric chain, and the Zn–Oligo–C shows a binding constant value higher than those already reported in literature for the DMMP detection
chemical warfare agents; supramolecular detection; oligo-Salen
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