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Hamid Khanmohammadi

Hamid Khanmohammadi

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5600-4738
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 22734138900
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Rational design of a novel azoimine appended maleonitrile-based Salen chemosensor for rapid naked-eye detection of copper(II) ion in aqueous media
Aqueous media, Azo-azomethine, Chemosensor , Colorimetric, Copper(II)
Journal Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Researchers Khatereh Rezaeian ، Vajihe Arab ، Hamid Khanmohammadi


Achieving specific selectivity and high sensitivity for the colorimetric recognition of copper(II) ion in aqueous media over a complex background of potentially competing metal ions is inherently challenging in sensor development. Thus, a novel azo-azomethine receptor (L) based on the combination of 2-amino-3-(5-bromo-2-hydroxybenzylamino)maleonitrile and azo-coupled salicylaldehyde scaffold has been designed and synthesized for the naked-eye detection of Cu2+ ion at trace level in a wide pH range. Accordingly, the devised chemosensor distinguished Cu2+ from other metal ions by distinct color change from light yellow to light brown without any expensive equipment. The binding stoichiometry between Cu2+ and L has been investigated using Job’s plot and MALDI-TOF mass analysis. Remarkably, the current sensor can detect Cu2+ ion even at 1.07 μM level, which is lower than the World Health Organization (WHO) permissible level (30 μM) in drinking water. Furthermore, sensor L was successfully utilized in the preparation of test strip for the detection of copper(II) ion from aqueous environment.