Cyanide sensing via metal ion removal from a fluorogenic BODIPY complex

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Guliyev R., Buyukcakir O., Sozmen F. , Bozdemir O. A.

TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, vol.50, no.36, pp.5139-5141, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 36
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2009.06.117
  • Title of Journal : TETRAHEDRON LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.5139-5141


We report a highly selective and sensitive reversible cyanide sensor operating in the 'turn-off-on' mode via decomplexation of Cu(II) ions from a brightly fluorescent boradiazaindacene derivative. The sensor is reversible as the emission signal originates from the dynamic equilibration of dipicolylamine-Cu(II) and tetracyanocuprate complex ions.