Diastereoselectivity and molecular recognition of mercury(II) ions

Anna Reynal, Josep Albero, Anton Vidal-Ferran, Emilio Palomares

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    Two diastereoisomers of a new heteroleptic ruthenium cis-dithiocyanate dicarboxy-bipyridyl phenanthrolyl complex have been synthesized and characterized. This type of complexes can selectively bind mercury ions through the sulphur atoms on the thiocyanate groups. The properties of these complexes as chemosensor towards Hg2+ in solution and anchored onto a mesoporous Al2O3 film have been studied and analysed. A different level of sensitivity versus mercury ions in aqueous solutions was observed for each stereoisomer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)131-134
    Number of pages4
    JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009


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