ResearchPublished on 15.10.2019

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Indium is a nonphysiological toxic metal widely used in industry. While misunderstood, its toxicity is proposed to be linked to a perturbation of Fe3+ homeostasis through the binding of In3+ ions to essential iron metalloproteins such as transferrins. Therefore, the monitoring of In3+ and Fe3+ in biological environments is of prime interest for both basic research and diagnosis. Here we report the design of a salen-type anthracene-based probe able to selectively sense and discriminate In3+ and Fe2+/3+ ions by fluoro-colorimetry.