Luminescent heptadentate Tb3+complex with pendant aza-15-crown-5 showing recognition of lactate and salicylate in aqueous solution

Cong Li, Wing Tak Wong

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The coordinatedly unsaturated neutral complex TbL1 that possesses two labile metal-bound water molecules provides linear response to lactate in the range of 0-3.0mM at the simulated extracellular background with the variations of Tb luminescence lifetime as output; the maximal amplification of the luminescence intensity of TbL1 reaches a factor of 135 upon titration with aromatic antenna salicylate in the physiological pH window.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6055-6058
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Lactate
  • Luminescence
  • Recognition
  • Salicylate
  • Terbium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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