Sensing of aqueous fluoride anions by cationic stibine-palladium complexes. Academic Article uri icon


  • Turn on the lantern! The stibine donor ligand of a cationic palladium complex acts as a Lewis acid and reacts with a fluoride anion to afford the corresponding fluorostiboranyl-palladium species (see scheme). Bindung of the fluoride anion to the antimony center induces a change in denticity of the triphosphine unit and leads to a bright-orange trigonal-bipyramidal d(8)lantern complex.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Wade, C. R., Ke, I., & Gabbai, F. P.

citation count

  • 125

complete list of authors

  • Wade, Casey R||Ke, Iou-Sheng||Gabbaiï, François P

publication date

  • January 2012