A small molecule sensor for fluoride based on an autoinductive, colorimetric signal amplification reaction

Matthew S. Baker, Scott T. Phillips

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This article describes a small molecule reagent that is capable of detecting fluoride down to 0.12 mM (2.3 ppm) in water. The reagent reveals this level of fluoride through a novel autoinductive signal amplification reaction that produces an unambiguous colorimetric readout.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3595-3599
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number18
StatePublished - May 14 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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