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A Cu(II) mediated approach for colorimetric detection of aqueous fluoride in ppm level with a Schiff base receptor

Das, Rituraj and Bharati, Sudhanshu P and Borborah, Abhishek and Sarma, Plaban J and Das, Bhargab and Choudhury, Samarjit and Chakrabarty, Gaurango and Mahanta, Sanjeev P (2018) A Cu(II) mediated approach for colorimetric detection of aqueous fluoride in ppm level with a Schiff base receptor. In: NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 42 (5). pp. 3758-3764.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8nj00331a

Abstract

Inspired by the importance of fluoride detection in aqueous environment, a new methodology is demonstrated by employing the synergistic reaction of fluoride and Cu(ii) salts with a designed Schiff base receptor. The cooperative ion binding behaviour of the ligand SR involves the reduction of Cu(ii) centre to Cu(i) in the presence of fluoride. In chloroform solution, the sensor shows equivalent reversible colorimetric change from amber yellow to red irrespective of the order of the addition of copper and fluoride. However, the change is equivalent but reversibility cannot not be attained in DMSO. The ion binding event can be easily recycled by adding EDTA and the resulting reversible colorimetric change mimics AND and a combinatorial logic gate. The mechanism of interaction is thoroughly analyzed by the UV-Vis, H-1 NMR, F-19 NMR, ESR spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry techniques, which is further supported by DFT calculations. The methodology is applied in the detection of fluoride in real life samples such as ground water and toothpaste extract. The method successfully detects fluoride at concentrations as low as 5 ppm.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for the article belong to ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
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Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 18:28
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 18:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59383

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