Direct sensing of fluoride in aqueous solutions using a boronic acid based sensor

Xin Wu, Xuan Xuan Chen, Bing Nan Song, Yan Jun Huang, Wen Juan Ouyang, Zhao Li, Tony D. James, Yun-Bao Jiang

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Abstract

Binding of the fluoride ion triggers aggregation of a pyreneboronic acid-catechol ensemble in acidic aqueous solutions, giving rise to intense excimer emission, allowing for sensitive fluoride ion sensing at ppm levels, with an apparent fluoride binding constant higher than 103 M-1 which is unprecedented for boronic acid sensors in water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13987-13989
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number90
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2014

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    Wu, X., Chen, X. X., Song, B. N., Huang, Y. J., Ouyang, W. J., Li, Z., James, T. D., & Jiang, Y-B. (2014). Direct sensing of fluoride in aqueous solutions using a boronic acid based sensor. Chemical Communications, 50(90), 13987-13989. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cc04542d