Reaction-Based Sensing of Fluoride Ions Using Built-in Triggers for Intramolecular Charge Transfer and Photoinduced Electron Transfer

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Bozdemir O. A. , Sozmen F. , Buyukcakir O., Guliyev R., Cakmak Y., Akkaya E. U.

ORGANIC LETTERS, vol.12, no.7, pp.1400-1403, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ol100172w
  • Title of Journal : ORGANIC LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1400-1403


Two Bodipy derivatives with silyl-protected phenolic functionalities signal fluoride concentrations both in solution and in a poly(methyl methacrylate) matrix. The exact location of the "nascent" phenolate group Is Important. If it is at the meso position, photoinduced electron transfer is triggered; however, if it is in full conjugation via a styryl moiety to the Bodipy core, strong Intramolecular charge transfer is triggered, resulting in a large red shift in the absorbance peak. In either case, a selective methodology for fluoride sensing is the invariable result.