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Wilton-Ely J, 2006, Dinuclear ruthenium and osmium compounds with metal-metal bonds, Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III, Editor(s): Crabtree, Mingos, Elsevier, Pages:647-716, ISBN:978-0080445908

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author = {Toscani, A and Marín-Hernández, C and Robson, J and Chua, E and Dingwall, P and White, A and Sancenón, F and de, la Torre C and Martínez-Máñez, R and Wilton-Ely, J},
doi = {10.1002/chem.201805244},
journal = {Chemistry - A European Journal},
pages = {2069--2081},
title = {Highly sensitive and selective molecular probes for chromo-fluorogenic sensing of carbon monoxide in air, aqueous solution and cells},
url = {},
volume = {25},
year = {2019}

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AB - Optical sensing offers a lowcost and effective means to sense carbon monoxide in air and in solution. This contribution reports the synthesis of a new series of vinyl complexes [Ru(CH=CHR)Cl(CO)(TBTD)(PPh3)2] (R = aryl, TBTD = 5(3thienyl)2,1,3benzothiadiazole) and shows them to be highly sensitive and selective probes for carbon monoxide in both solution and air. Depending on the vinyl substituent, chromogenic and fluorogenic responses signalled the presence of this invisible, odourless, tasteless and toxic gas. Adsorbing the complexes on silica produced colorimetric probes for the ‘naked eye’ detection of CO in the gas phase with a limit of detection as low as 8 ppm in some cases, while the release of the TBTD fluorophore allowed detection at much lower concentrations through the fluorescence response. Structural data were obtained by single crystal Xray diffraction techniques, while the photophysical behaviour was explored computationally using TDDFT experiments. The systems were also shown to be selective for CO over all other gases tested, including water vapour and common organic solvents. By introducing a poly(ethylene)glycol chain to the vinyl functionality, water compatibility was achieved and these noncytotoxic complexes were employed in the sensing of CO in HeLa cells, offering a simple and rapid system for sensing this gasotransmitter in this challenging medium.
AU - Toscani,A
AU - Marín-Hernández,C
AU - Robson,J
AU - Chua,E
AU - Dingwall,P
AU - White,A
AU - Sancenón,F
AU - de,la Torre C
AU - Martínez-Máñez,R
AU - Wilton-Ely,J
DO - 10.1002/chem.201805244
EP - 2081
PY - 2019///
SN - 0947-6539
SP - 2069
TI - Highly sensitive and selective molecular probes for chromo-fluorogenic sensing of carbon monoxide in air, aqueous solution and cells
T2 - Chemistry - A European Journal
UR -
UR -
VL - 25
ER -