Solvatochromic probes for detecting hydrogen-bond-donating solvents

Ryan F. Landis, Mahdieh Yazdani, Brian Creran, Xi Yu, Vikas Nandwana, Graeme Cooke, Vincent M. Rotello*

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Hydrogen bonding heavily influences conformations, rate of reactions, and chemical equilibria. The development of a method to monitor hydrogen bonding interactions independent of polarity is challenging as both are linked. We have developed two solvatochromic dyes that detect hydrogen-bond-donating solvents. The unique solvatochromism of the triazine architecture has allowed the development of probes that monitor hydrogen-bond-donating species including water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4579-4581
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number35
StatePublished - Apr 4 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis


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