A pyridinium cation-pi interaction sensor for the fluorescent detection of alkyl halides

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  • W Chen
  • Souad Elfeky
  • Y Nonne
  • Louise Male
  • K Ahmed
  • C Amiable
  • P Axe
  • S Yamada
  • TD James
  • SD Bull

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N-Alkylation of a novel pyridine sensor results in pyridinium salts whose conformations are stabilised by pyridinium cation-pi interactions resulting in a fluorescent response that can be used to sense the presence of alkylating agents in solution at low concentration.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011