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Azulene–boronate esters: colorimetric indicators for fluoride in drinking water

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Abstract

Low cost and in situ fluoride detection by non-experts is important for the determination of drinking water safety in developing countries. Colour reagents can provide results quickly without expensive equipment, but colorimetric fluoride indicators are often nonspecific, complex to use or do not work in water. Here we show that azulene–boronate indicators respond selectively to fluoride at concentrations relevant to the WHO limit of 1.5 mg L−1.

Graphical abstract: Azulene–boronate esters: colorimetric indicators for fluoride in drinking water

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Submitted
22 Sep 2017
Accepted
10 Oct 2017
First published
14 Nov 2017

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 12580-12583
Article type
Communication

Azulene–boronate esters: colorimetric indicators for fluoride in drinking water

C. M. López-Alled, A. Sanchez-Fernandez, K. J. Edler, A. C. Sedgwick, S. D. Bull, C. L. McMullin, G. Kociok-Köhn, T. D. James, J. Wenk and S. E. Lewis, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 12580 DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07416F

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