A simple visual sensor with the potential for determining the concentration of fluoride in water at environmentally significant levels

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Authors

  • Tomoki Nishimura
  • Su-Ying Xu
  • Yun-Bao Jiang
  • Kazuo Sakurai
  • Steven D Bull

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University of Bath

Abstract

We have developed a simple and robust fluorescence based boronic-acid molecular sensor for determining the concentration of fluoride in water at environmentally significant levels. The simplicity of the method and the ability to measure fluoride in water between 0.1 and 1.5 ppm is particularly noteworthy given the WHO requirements for detecting levels of fluoride in drinking water below 1.5 ppm.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-80
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2013