A reaction-based fluorescent sensor for detection of cyanide in aqueous media

Shan Teng Wang, Yi Wun Sie, Chin Feng Wan, An Tai Wu

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A simple boronic acid derivative was utilized as a reaction-based receptor for CN- in aqueous solution. The receptor showed a selective and sensitive response to CN- over other various anions via nucleophilic addition of CN- to the imine moiety of the boronic-based receptor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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