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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 793721, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis of New Blue Fluorescent Polymerizable 1,8-Naphthalimides and Their Copolymers with Styrene as Sensors for Fe(III) Cations

1Faculty of Medicine, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 1 Koziak Street, 1407 Sofia, Bulgaria
2Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
3Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 1 James Boucher Boulevard, 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria

Received 15 May 2013; Revised 30 September 2013; Accepted 17 October 2013; Published 5 January 2014

Academic Editor: Pasquale Longo

Copyright © 2014 Ivo Grabchev et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The synthesis, characterization, and functional properties of two new polymerizable 1,8-naphthalimides (MDs) have been described. Their copolymers with styrene designed to act as a fluorescence PET chemosensor have been investigated. The study also reports the influence of different metal cations (Ag+, Mg2+, Cu2+, Sr2+, Co2+, Pb2+, and Fe3+) on the fluorescence intensity of both low and high molecular weight fluorophores.