Functionalized Cyclodextrin-Calix[4]Arene Host Molecules for Detection of Organic Analytes

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Monofunctionalized β-Cyclodextrins were coupled to calix[4]arene derivatives bearing different fluorophores to give fluorescent cyclodextrin-calix[4]arene couples. The cyclodextrin-calix[4]arene couple 1 was investigated as a sensing molecule for the detection of several organic analytes in aqueous solution. Inclusion of a guest into the fluorescent sensing molecule leads to a decrease in fluorescence intensity. Compound 1 shows selectivity for organic analytes of a certain length. The fluorescent sensing molecules 2–6 were synthesized in order to investigate the influence of the different parts of the molecules on the sensing properties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensor technology in the Netherlands - state of the art
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the Dutch Sensor Conference, 2-3 March, 1998, University of Twente, the Netherlands
EditorsA. van den Berg, P. Bergveld
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-5010-1
ISBN (Print)978-94-010-6103-2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventDutch Sensor Conference 1998: Sensor Technology in the Netherlands: State of the Art - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 2 Mar 19983 Mar 1998

Publication series

NameMESA monographs
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers


ConferenceDutch Sensor Conference 1998


  • Fluorescence sensors
  • Cyclodextrins
  • Supramolecular chemistry


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