Protonation activates anion binding and alters binding selectivity in new inherently fluorescent 2,6-bis(2-anilinoethynyl)pyridine bisureas

Calden N. Carroll, Orion B. Berryman, Charles A. Johnson, Lev N. Zakharov, Michael M. Haley, Darren W. Johnson

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Abstract

A new class of 2,6-bis(2-anilinoethynyl)pyridine-based bisureas forms 1: 1 complexes with halides; protonation enhances binding by over one order of magnitude, alters the binding selectivity, and provides a colorimetric indication of anion binding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2520-2522
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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