A simple and highly selective receptor for iodide in aqueous solution

Hsiu Jung Cheng, Hongbin Yan, Yao Lin Sun, Cheng Yi Lu, Tzu Yu Huang, Shau Jiun Chen, Ching Han Hu, Ying Yann Wu, An Tai Wu

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We synthesized a simple fluorescent receptor 3 bearing two boronic acid groups as recognition sites. The recognition behaviour of receptor 3 towards various anions was evaluated in THF/H2O (1:1, v/v) solution. Receptor 3 showed high selectivity for iodide among a series of anions. Fluorescence spectroscopy and computational calculations revealed that the electrostatic interaction played a crucial role in its high selectivity for iodide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-574
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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