A highly selective and rapid solvatochromic material for amide solvent detection

Zhang, X.,Chemical communications// Zhao, Y., Wei, Y., (...), Molokeev, M.S., Li, G.// Chemical communications//
The detection of amide solvents is essential to human health due to their carcinogenicity. A simple, solvatochromic luminescent material is presented for quick and accurate detection of amides. The luminescence color variation from blue to yellow is ascribed to the amide-induced phase transformation from Cs2ZnBr4:Cu to CsBr:Cu+/Cu2+.