Highly effective fluorescent sensor for H2PO4(-)

J Org Chem. 2004 Jan 23;69(2):581-3. doi: 10.1021/jo035387d.


A new anthracene dimer connected by two imidazolium moieties has been systematically designed and synthesized as a fluorescent chemosensor for selective binding of H(2)PO(4)(-) over other anions, which have been examined using fluorescence and (1)H NMR and rationalized with ab initio study.