Colorimetric anion chemosensor based on 2-aminobenzimidazole: naked-eye detection of biologically important anions

Kyung Soo Moon, Narinder Singh, Gang Woo Lee, Doo Ok Jang

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Abstract

We synthesized a novel colorimetric anion chemosensor bearing benzimidazole motifs as recognition sites in the pods of the receptor. The addition of tetrabutylammonium salts of F- or AcO- to the solution of receptor caused dramatic color changes from colorless to yellow, which was clearly visible to the naked eye. The receptor showed no significant changes on addition of other anions such as Cl-, Br-, I-, NO3-, and H2PO4-.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9106-9111
Number of pages6
JournalTetrahedron
Volume63
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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