Synthesis of New Metalloporphyrin Triads: Efficient and Versatile Tripod Optical Sensor for the Detection of Amines


Zinc and manganese complexes of porphyrin triads have been synthesized and are shown to be efficient as highly sensitive and selective tripod optical sensors for amines at the picomolar level.



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Pinto, SMA; Lourenco, MAO; Calvete, MJF; Abreu, AR; Rosado, MTS; Burrows, HD; Pereira, MM

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The authors thank the FCT and QREN/FEDER (COMPETE-Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade) and PTDC/QUI-QUI/112913/2009 for funding. S.M.A.P. thanks the FCT for Ph.D. grant SFRH/BD/47022/2008.

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