Eu3+ complex of ligand4'-(4-carboxyphenyl)-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine as fluorosensor of heavy metals

Agustino, N. Rachmawati

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Ligand 4'-(4-carboxyphenyl)-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine (2-Hcptpy) has been synthesized by modification of Kröhnke method. The synthesize was performed using aldol condensation reaction. The white precipitate was collected and produced 62% yield (1.062 gr). Ligand 2-Hcptpy has been characterized by FTIR, Elemental analyzer, H-NMR, UV-vis, and UV-DRS spectrometer. It was then reacted with lanthanide group (Eu3+) to form a complex by hydrothermal process. The result of Eu3+ complex was 0.352 gr. of white yellowish precipitate. The application of this research is for the fluorosensor of heavy metals (Pb2+dan Cd2+). The data of fluorescence showed two types of fluorescence, either turn on or turn off fluorosensor. Ligand 2-Hcptpy has an on-off type with the addition of Pb2+ and Cd2+, while complex Eu3+ has two types of fluorosensor. The complex showed turn on-off and turn on-off by addition of Pb2+ and type of turn off by addition of Cd2+. Either ligand or complex, showed fluorescence intensity by adding heavy metals up to concentration 5×10-8 M.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012007
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2017
EventInternational Symposium on Current Progress in Functional Materials 2016, ISCPFM 2016 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Jul 201627 Jul 2016


  • Fluorosensor
  • Hcptpy
  • heavy metals
  • lanthanide


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