EDOT-functionalized calixpyrrole for the electrochemical sensing of fluoride in water
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A new calixpyrrole compound bearing an electropolymerizable EDOT substituent (1) was synthesized, and its electrochemical behavior was investigated. The anion sensor ability of 1 was also studied in solution and in the solid state. Compound 1 interacts with halide ions selectively in solution, which illustrates its possible application as an anion sensor. To test possible practical applications, 1 and EDOT were electropolymerized on an ITO electrode, and this electrode was used as an effective fluoride anion sensor in the solid state. © 2014 American Chemical Society.