The synthesis and full characterization of new bis-indolylmethanes containing thienyl and bithienyl moieties are reported. The sensor ability of the compounds in the presence of halide ions (F- Cl-, Br-, and I-), NO3-, ClO4-, SO42-, CN-, and OH- ions was investigated in acetonitrile. The experimental results indicate that they Could act as selective chromogenic-sensing molecules for the most basic anions F- CN- and OH- as a well-defined color change from yellow to pink was observed. The interaction constants between compounds 1 and 2 in the presence of F, CN, and OH- were calculated and increased in the order OH- > F- > CN-. Copyright (C) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
- Anion chemosensors
- Colorimetric sensors
- Negative ions
Batista, R. M. F., Oliveira , E., Nuñez, C., Costa, S. P. G., Lodeiro, C., & Raposo, M. M. M. (2009). Synthesis and evaluation of new thienyl and bithienyl-bis-indolylmethanes as colorimetric sensors for anions. Journal Of Physical Organic Chemistry, 22(5), 362-366. https://doi.org/10.1002/poc.1440