A Fluorescent Self-Amplifying Wavelength-Responsive Sensory Polymer for Fluoride Ions


  • We are grateful for research funding from the Department of Energy, Nuclear Nonproliferation Program.


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A glowing response: Novel fluoride-selective sensors, utilizing fluoride-induced lactonization to highly fluorescent coumarin derivatives, are reported. The incorporation of this sensory system into a conjugated polymer amplifies the fluorescence response which can be detected visually, see scheme; TIPS=triisopropylsilyl.