A bidentate borane as colorimetric fluoride ion sensor
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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.
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Solé, S., & Gabbaï, F. P.