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Fluorescent lipophilic lithium ionophores
Author(s): Margaret E. Langmuir; Richard Laura
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Paper Abstract

Ionophores which are at the same time selective and sensitive for lithium ion in the presence of physiologically relevant concentrations of sodium, potassium, and hydrogen ions have been the subject of much research for application to ion selective electrodes. We report here our recent work to design, synthesize, and test both neutral and anionic ionophores which respond selectively and reversibly to lithium ion with an increase in fluorescence. The intent is to produce lithium sensitive fluorophores for fiber optic sensing. Selectivities of fluorescent acyclic and crown macrocyclic ionophores are described in acetonitrile and aqueous/chloroform solvent systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1885, Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology, (18 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144736
Show Author Affiliations
Margaret E. Langmuir, Covalent Associates, Inc. (United States)
Richard Laura, Covalent Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1885:
Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology
Joseph R. Lakowicz; Richard B. Thompson, Editor(s)

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