A monostyryl-boradiazaindacene (BODIPY) derivative as colorimetric and fluorescent probe for cyanide ions

Ekmekci Z. , YILMAZ M. S. , Akkaya E. U.

ORGANIC LETTERS, vol.10, no.3, pp.461-464, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ol702823u
  • Title of Journal : ORGANIC LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.461-464


We developed a novel boradiazaindacene derivative to detect cyanide ions in solution at micromolar concentrations. This structurally simple chemosensor displays a large decrease in emission intensity and a reversible color change from red to blue on contact with cyanide ions. Highly fluorescent polymeric films can be obtained by doping with the chemosensor. Such polymeric materials can be used for the sensing of the cyanide ions in polymer matrices.