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Dr. Elke Schoffers
Derivatives of 1,10-phenanthroline have great potential as functional sensor molecules for detection of nerve agents by colorimetric assays. In this study we prepared aminoalcohol deriviatives of 1,10-phenanthroline. Deriviatives were obtained in moderate to high yields. Metal complexes of 1,10-phenanthroline were also prepared. The metal complexes allow for greater stability of the sensors and greater possibilities for embedding in inert materials. Some aminoalcohol derivatives acted as turn-on sensors, fluorescing in the presence of DCP.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Sellers, David L., "Phenanthroline Derivatives as Potential Sensors" (2015). Research and Creative Activities Poster Day. 155.