A highly selective colorimetric chemodosimeter ASAD, (E)-2-((4-(diethylamino)-2-hydroxybenzylidene) amino)-5-methoxybenzenesulfonic acid, was readily synthesized and characterized. The probe ASAD could selectively recognize hypochlorite (ClO-) through an oxidative cleavage of C=N bond with acolor change from yellow to colorless and detected it down to a low concentration of 0.95 μM. Importantly, ASAD could be employed as a practical and efficient optical sensor for ClO− in test strips and water samples. Moreover, the detection process of ASAD to hypochlorite was demonstrated by UV-vis spectroscopy, NMR titration and theoretical calculations.
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