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Formation of disulphide linkages restricts intramolecular motions of a fluorophore: detection of molecular oxygen in food packaging
- Rahaman, Sk. Atiur, Mondal, Dipon Kumar, Bandyopadhyay, Subhajit
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.21 pp. 3132-3135
- fluorescent dyes, food packaging, oxygen, polymerization, sulfides
- Reliable and easy detection of oxygen in food packaging without the aid of sophisticated instruments is highly coveted. A tetraphenylethene probe based on oxygen-mediated polymerization via the formation of disulfides causes restricted intramolecular rotation of the TPE phenyls resulting in a >100 fold enhancement of emission and thus detects O₂ in food packages.