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An imidazole based colorimetric sensor for fluoride anion

Shyamaprosad Goswami (1,*) , Rinku Chakrabarty (2)

(1) Department of Chemistry, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah-711103, India
(2) Department of Chemistry, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah-711103, India
(*) Corresponding Author

Received: 29 Jun 2010 | Revised: 13 Sep 2010 | Accepted: 15 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Sep 2011 | Issue Date: September 2011


Nine 2,3,5-triphenylimidazole derivatives having nitro and/or OH groups at their phenyl groups as receptors have been designed and synthesized for the colorimetric detection of F- ion, among which receptor (1) having a nitro group at the para position of the 2-phenyl group with respect to the imidazole moiety shows colorimetric responses (yellow to red) in acetonitrile-water (9:1, v:v) mixture towards F- anion selectively among other anions studied. Here nitro group acts as a signaling unit and OH and NH of imidazole moieties act as binding sites respectively.




Anion recognition; Colorimetric; Fluorescent; Fluoride; Imidazole based receptor; Steric hindrance

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Goswami, S.; Chakrabarty, R. Eur. J. Chem. 2011, 2(3), 410-415. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.2.3.410-415.189
Goswami, S.; Chakrabarty, R. An imidazole based colorimetric sensor for fluoride anion. Eur. J. Chem. 2011, 2(3), 410-415. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.2.3.410-415.189
Goswami, S., & Chakrabarty, R. (2011). An imidazole based colorimetric sensor for fluoride anion. European Journal of Chemistry, 2(3), 410-415. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.2.3.410-415.189
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