N-fused aza-indacene-based fluorophores 1 and 2 were prepared via a three-component condensation involving benzimidazole-carbinol, trifluoroacetic acid, and either pyrrole or indole, respectively. The N-fused aza-indacenes act as optical-based chemosensors for dissolved carbon dioxide gas following fluoride anion-mediated deprotonation.
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