Scintillation-based potassium signalling using 2,5-diphenyloxazole-tagged aza-18-crown-6

Bruce Clapham, Andrew J. Sutherland*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter, comment/opinion or interviewpeer-review


In the presence of ionising radiation, an aza-18-crown-6 molecule covalently attached to a 2,5-diphenyloxazole (PPO) moiety scintillates weakly, addition of potassium ions results in enhanced levels of scintillation, the degree of scintillation reflecting the concentration of the potassium ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-85
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Early online date28 Nov 2002
Publication statusPublished - 2003


Dive into the research topics of 'Scintillation-based potassium signalling using 2,5-diphenyloxazole-tagged aza-18-crown-6'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this