South African Journal of Chemistry
On-line version ISSN 1996-840X
Print version ISSN 0379-4350
A novel fluorescent probe for Mg2+ based on coumarin Schiff-base was synthesized and characterized. The sensor displayed high selectivity toward Mg2+ in acetonitrile, and shows 1:1 complex formation with Mg2+ in acetonitrile.
Keywords : Coumarin; Schiff-base; fluorescent probe; magnesium ion.