Organosilicon compounds as fluorescent chemosensors for fluoride anion recognition

Lizhi Gai, John Mack, Hua Lu, Tebello Nyokong, Zhifang Li, Nagao Kobayashi, Zhen Shen

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Recent developments in organosilicon-based chemosensors for F- recognition are reviewed. The design strategies for improving the photophysical properties of organosilicon-based chemosensors are elaborated, with an emphasis placed on their utility for biological applications. The photophysical properties and electronic structures are analyzed in depth with reference made to the results of molecular modeling calculation and possible future research directions are assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-51
Number of pages28
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 5


  • Chemosensors
  • Fluoride anion recognition
  • Organosilicons
  • SiO bond cleavage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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