We would like to thank the EPSRC for a studentship (C.B.), for financial aid (grant GR/S98771/01), and for access to the National Mass Spectrometry facility.
Selective Electrochemical Detection of Hydrogen Fluoride by Ambiphilic Ferrocene Derivatives†
Article first published online: 17 MAY 2005
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 44, Issue 23, pages 3606–3609, June 6, 2005
How to Cite
Bresner, C., Aldridge, S., Fallis, I. A., Jones, C. and Ooi, L.-L. (2005), Selective Electrochemical Detection of Hydrogen Fluoride by Ambiphilic Ferrocene Derivatives. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44: 3606–3609. doi: 10.1002/anie.200500527
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 17 MAY 2005
- Manuscript Received: 11 FEB 2005
- molecular recognition;
Appropriate linking of Lewis acidic and Lewis basic components—in this case boronic acid and tertiary amine functionalities—allows the construction of a robust organometallic receptor capable of selectively binding hydrogen fluoride. This system can differentiate between exposure to HF and to related acids, such as HCl, by providing opposing electrochemical responses (see picture).