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Photophysical Investigation of a Benzimidazole Derivative and Its Applications in Selective Detection of Fe3+, Thermosensing and Logic Gates
Journal of Fluorescence  (IF2.217),  Pub Date : 2021-07-21, DOI: 10.1007/s10895-021-02790-5
Aishwarya Nadgir, Ashok H. Sidarai

The fluorescence based applications such as chemosensing of Fe3+ ion, temperature sensing, NOR-gate molecular logic operations, and fluorescent ink were achieved using an expired medicine namely Pantoprazole (sensor1) which is a derivative of benzimidazole class. The phenomenon of quenching was a basic principle used in sensing Fe3+. We found that there was a combined effect of dynamic and static processes in quenching of fluorescence of sensor1. To confirm the selectiveness of sensor1, we performed interference experiments with other metal ions. There was no interference between these metal ions and Fe3+. The low LOD value of 1.032 µM suggested that the molecule is highly sensitive towards Fe3+. A high quantum yield of 8.087% increased the possibility of using sensor1 for light applications. There was a 2:1 stoichiometric ratio between sensor1 and Fe3+. The FTIR data analysis confirmed the presence of functional groups S = O, C–O–C, etc. The average particle size found with the DLS method was 130.5 nm. The zeta potential of -12.7 mV indicated that sensor1 is quite stable in solution form. For logic gate application EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraaceticacid) and Fe3+ were considered as inputs and fluorescence intensity was taken as an output. In thermal sensing application, the high value of activation energy i.e. 908 meV and relative sensitivity of 1.2% 0C−1 affirmed that sensor1 can be used for thermal applications. The sensor1 was also apt for fluorescent ink application. Hence this investigation deduced that sensor1 can be a potential candidate for such applications over other conventional synthesized fluorescent probes.

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