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Colorimetric Cyanide Chemosensor Based on 1',3,3',4-Tetrahydrospiro[chromene-2,2'-indole].

Dagilienė M, Martynaitis V, Kriščiūnienė V, Krikštolaitytė S, Šačkus A - ChemistryOpen (2015)

Bottom Line: These chemosensors show a distinct color change when treated with cyanide in acetonitrile solution buffered with sodium phosphate, and this procedure is not affected by the presence of other common anions.The mechanism for detection is rationalized by the nucleophilic substitution of the phenolic oxygen atom at the indoline C-2 atom by the cyanide anion to form a stable indolylnitrile adduct and to generate the colored 4-nitrophenolate chromophore.These chemosensors can be synthesized by a simple procedure from commercially available starting materials.

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Affiliation: Institute of Synthetic Chemistry, Kaunas University of Technology Radvilėnų pl. 19, 50254, Kaunas, Lithuania ; Department of Organic Chemistry, Kaunas University of Technology Radvilėnų pl. 19, 50254, Kaunas, Lithuania.

ABSTRACT
A new class of chemosensors based on the 1',3,3',4-tetrahydrospiro[chromene-2,2'-indole] ring system, which detects cyanide with high specificity, is described. These chemosensors show a distinct color change when treated with cyanide in acetonitrile solution buffered with sodium phosphate, and this procedure is not affected by the presence of other common anions. The chemisensors exhibit high sensitivity to low concentrations of cyanide, meeting the European Union water quality control criterion of sensitivity below 0.05 mg L(-1), and show a very fast response within tens of seconds. The mechanism for detection is rationalized by the nucleophilic substitution of the phenolic oxygen atom at the indoline C-2 atom by the cyanide anion to form a stable indolylnitrile adduct and to generate the colored 4-nitrophenolate chromophore. These chemosensors can be synthesized by a simple procedure from commercially available starting materials.

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Absorbance at 422 nm of 8 a (0.1 mm, 298 K) in a mixture of CH3CN/phosphate buffer (Na2HPO4/NaH2PO4, 7.5 mm, pH 7.6) (19:1 v/v) in the presence of different concentrations of CN−, where A0 is the absorbance of 8 a at 422 nm in the absence of CN− (SD=0.0002).
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fig07: Absorbance at 422 nm of 8 a (0.1 mm, 298 K) in a mixture of CH3CN/phosphate buffer (Na2HPO4/NaH2PO4, 7.5 mm, pH 7.6) (19:1 v/v) in the presence of different concentrations of CN−, where A0 is the absorbance of 8 a at 422 nm in the absence of CN− (SD=0.0002).

Mentions: To evaluate sensitivity, the calibration curve of cyanide concentration versus absorption at 422 nm for 8 a was plotted (Figure 7), showing that this chemosensor is sensitive to relatively low concentrations of CN− and meets the European Union Drinking Water Directive criterion for water quality, with sensitivity below 0.05 mg L−1 (19×10−7 m).


Colorimetric Cyanide Chemosensor Based on 1',3,3',4-Tetrahydrospiro[chromene-2,2'-indole].

Dagilienė M, Martynaitis V, Kriščiūnienė V, Krikštolaitytė S, Šačkus A - ChemistryOpen (2015)

Absorbance at 422 nm of 8 a (0.1 mm, 298 K) in a mixture of CH3CN/phosphate buffer (Na2HPO4/NaH2PO4, 7.5 mm, pH 7.6) (19:1 v/v) in the presence of different concentrations of CN−, where A0 is the absorbance of 8 a at 422 nm in the absence of CN− (SD=0.0002).
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fig07: Absorbance at 422 nm of 8 a (0.1 mm, 298 K) in a mixture of CH3CN/phosphate buffer (Na2HPO4/NaH2PO4, 7.5 mm, pH 7.6) (19:1 v/v) in the presence of different concentrations of CN−, where A0 is the absorbance of 8 a at 422 nm in the absence of CN− (SD=0.0002).
Mentions: To evaluate sensitivity, the calibration curve of cyanide concentration versus absorption at 422 nm for 8 a was plotted (Figure 7), showing that this chemosensor is sensitive to relatively low concentrations of CN− and meets the European Union Drinking Water Directive criterion for water quality, with sensitivity below 0.05 mg L−1 (19×10−7 m).

Bottom Line: These chemosensors show a distinct color change when treated with cyanide in acetonitrile solution buffered with sodium phosphate, and this procedure is not affected by the presence of other common anions.The mechanism for detection is rationalized by the nucleophilic substitution of the phenolic oxygen atom at the indoline C-2 atom by the cyanide anion to form a stable indolylnitrile adduct and to generate the colored 4-nitrophenolate chromophore.These chemosensors can be synthesized by a simple procedure from commercially available starting materials.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Synthetic Chemistry, Kaunas University of Technology Radvilėnų pl. 19, 50254, Kaunas, Lithuania ; Department of Organic Chemistry, Kaunas University of Technology Radvilėnų pl. 19, 50254, Kaunas, Lithuania.

ABSTRACT
A new class of chemosensors based on the 1',3,3',4-tetrahydrospiro[chromene-2,2'-indole] ring system, which detects cyanide with high specificity, is described. These chemosensors show a distinct color change when treated with cyanide in acetonitrile solution buffered with sodium phosphate, and this procedure is not affected by the presence of other common anions. The chemisensors exhibit high sensitivity to low concentrations of cyanide, meeting the European Union water quality control criterion of sensitivity below 0.05 mg L(-1), and show a very fast response within tens of seconds. The mechanism for detection is rationalized by the nucleophilic substitution of the phenolic oxygen atom at the indoline C-2 atom by the cyanide anion to form a stable indolylnitrile adduct and to generate the colored 4-nitrophenolate chromophore. These chemosensors can be synthesized by a simple procedure from commercially available starting materials.

No MeSH data available.


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