A ditopic fluorescent sensor for potassium fluoride

Suvi J M Koskela, Thomas M Fyles, Tony D James

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

109 Citations (SciVal)


The addition of potassium fluoride 'switches on' the fluorescence of sensors 1 and 2 while potassium chloride and bromide cause no fluorescence change; the fluorescence can be 'switched off' by removing the potassium cation from the benzocrown ether receptors of sensors 1 and 2 through the addition of [2.2.2]-cryptand and restored by the addition of the potassium cation as potassium chloride.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-947
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2005


Dive into the research topics of 'A ditopic fluorescent sensor for potassium fluoride'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this