A bidentate borane as colorimetric fluoride ion sensor Academic Article uri icon


  • The bright yellow bidentate diborane (3), obtained by reaction of 10-bromo-9-thia-10-boraanthracene (1) with dimesityl-1,8-naphthalenediylborate (2), serves as a colorimetric anion sensor and selectively complexes fluoride with an association constant greater than 5 × 109 M−1 in THF. © 2004 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

author list (cited authors)

  • Solé, S., & Gabbaï, F. P.

citation count

  • 204

publication date

  • June 2004