Abstract

Low cost and in situ fluoride detection by non-experts is important for the determination of drinking water safety in developing countries. Colour reagents can provide results quickly without expensive equipment, but colorimetric fluoride indicators are often nonspecific, complex to use or do not work in water. Here we show that azulene–boronate indicators respond selectively to fluoride at concentrations relevant to the WHO limit of 1.5 mg/L.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12580-12583
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume53
Issue number93
Early online date14 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2017

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Fluorides
Developing countries
Potable water
Drinking Water
Esters
Color
Costs
Water
azulene

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