Synthesis and evaluation of a boronate-tagged 1,8-naphthalimide probe for fluoride recognition

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  • Su Ying Xu
  • Xiaolong Sun
  • Haobo Ge
  • Rory L. Arrowsmith
  • Sofia I. Pascu
  • Yun Bao Jiang
  • Tony D. James

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Xiamen University
  • University of Bath
  • School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham
  • Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and MOE Key Laboratory of Analytical Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China.


A biocompatible fluoride receptor has been developed where the interaction between the boronic acid ester and amine (NH) results in fluoride ion selectivity and enhanced fluorescence quenching. This journal is


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4143-4148
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2015