A chemosensor is reported with high sensitivity and selectivity for detection of fluoride anion. The recognition mechanism is attributed to a fluoride-triggered disruption of the hydrogen bond between imidazole and naphthalimide moieties, resulting in a noncoplanar geometry with low fluorescence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry|
|State||Published - Aug 21 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry