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Dicyanovinyl substituted triarylboranes: a rational approach to distinguish fluoride and cyanide ions

Kumar, George Rajendra and Thilagar, Pakkirisamy (2014) Dicyanovinyl substituted triarylboranes: a rational approach to distinguish fluoride and cyanide ions. In: DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 43 (19). pp. 7200-7207.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3dt53638f

Abstract

Two new dicyanovinyl (DCV) functionalized triarylboranes (Mes(2)B-pi-spacer-DCV, for 1: pi-spacer = C6H4, for 2: pi-spacer = 2,3,5,6-tetramethyl-phenyl) are reported. The molecular structures of 1 and 2 are similar except for the spacer which connects the boryl and DCV units. This small structural perturbation induces drastic changes in the optical properties of 1 and 2. Compound 2 shows weak dual fluorescence emission in nonpolar solvents and a stronger emission in polar solvents. Compound 1 is weakly fluorescent in polar environments but shows an intense single luminescence peak in less polar environments. Compound 1 exhibits a turn-off fluorescence response for both fluoride and cyanide: in contrast, 2 shows a turn on fluorescence response for both anions with different fluorescence signatures. The NMR titration studies reveal that for compound 2, fluoride binds to the boron centre and cyanide binds to the DCV unit. For compound 1, the fluoride ion binds to the boron center, whereas the CN- binds to both the Ar3B and DCV units.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 08:49
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 08:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49150

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