Chemodosimeter approach: Selective detection of fluoride ion using a diketopyrrolopyrrole derivative

Matinder Kaur, Min Ju Cho, Dong Hoon Choi

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A diketopyrrolopyrrole derivative was synthesized and designed with two trimethylsilyl groups to allow for sensitive, selective and fast recognition of fluoride ions by using a chemodosimeter approach. The probe exhibited a blue shift in the absorption and emission spectra in the presence of fluoride ions due to deprotection of the electron donating trimethylsilyl groups in the probe. UV-vis absorption, fluorescence, density functional theory and cyclic voltammetry studies indicated fluoride triggered cleavage of the Si-C bond resulting in the blue spectral shift.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-160
Number of pages7
JournalDyes and Pigments
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 1



  • Density functional theory
  • Deprotection
  • Diketopyrrolopyrrole derivative
  • Fluorescent chemodosimeter
  • Fluoride sensor
  • Trimethylsilyl group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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