Boronic acid-appended spiropyrans have been synthesized in order to detect diols and sugars by a colour change: only when the boron atom could intramolecularly interact with the tertiary amine in the spiropyran moiety, did added diols and sugars change the shift of the spiropyran-merocyanine equilibrium, which was visually detectable as a colour change.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 2|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
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