This Communication describes three small molecule reagents that amplify the signal for a detection event via an autocatalytic reaction. Two signals are obtained from each reagent: (i) the dibenzofulvene chromophore and (ii) piperidine, which can be visualized using a pH indicator dye. The reagents are demonstrated in a model assay for palladium.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry