Development of a Selective Fluorescence Sensor for Fenthion
Hoffman, Ryan M.
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Organophosphorus-based pesticides have been found to be powerful inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase, which poses serious environmental and human health concerns. We report the development of a fluorescence-based optical chemosensor, [Ru(phen)2BDPPZ]PF6, and the investigation of this complex's fluorescence properties under the effects of five common organophosphate (OP) pesticides: fenthion, ethion, malathion, parathion, and paraoxon-ethyl. The unique interactions with fenthion, which are shown as the change in optical signals in the form of fluorescence colors, have indicated the effectiveness and potential of [Ru(phen)2BDPPZ] complex as a selective sensor in detection of fenthion pesticide.