A simple and effective colorimetric technique for the detection of boronic acids and their derivatives

K. Lawrence, S.E. Flower, G. Kociok-Kohn, C.G. Frost, T.D. James

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A rapid and facile TLC staining method is reported for the qualitative analysis of boronic acids and related boron-containing derivatives. A red colouration is observed when boron is present due to the formation of a boron-curcumin complex. The structure of the phenylboronic acid-curcumin complex was confirmed using single crystal X-ray diffraction data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2215-2217
Number of pages3
JournalAnalytical Methods
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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