Fluorescence sensing

Explosives detection is urgently needed for homeland defense. We are developing Zn(phenolate) complexes for new explosives-detection strategies. This work also provides insight into the intrinsic redox reactivity of metal-phenolates, models for redox active tyrosyl cofactors found in many proteins.


Developed Zn(salen) compounds for fluorescence detection of explosives mimics

Created a sensor-array to discriminate nitroaromatics

Turn-on fluorescence detection of organic peroxide explosives