Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 387–392 | Cite as

Spectroscopic and Computational Study of a Naphthalene Derivative as Colorimetric and Fluorescent Sensor for Bioactive Anions

  • Darshna Sharma
  • Suban K. Sahoo
  • Rati Kanta Bera
  • Raj Kamal


The anion recognition property of a naphthalene based receptor (L) was investigated by naked-eye, UV-Vis, fluorescence, 1H NMR and computational methods. The receptor L showed fluoride selective naked-eye detectable colorimetric and UV-Vis spectral changes over other tested anions due to the formation of hydrogen bonding complex in 1:1 stoichiometry and/or deprotonation between fluoride and the receptor. Interestingly, the fluorescence of L was quenched by fluoride but enhanced by acetate.


Anion recognition Colorimetric and fluorescent sensor Fluoride Acetate DFT 



This work was made possible by a grant from the DST, New Delhi under Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Darshna Sharma
    • 1
  • Suban K. Sahoo
    • 1
  • Rati Kanta Bera
    • 2
  • Raj Kamal
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied ChemistryS.V. National Institute of Technology (SVNIT)SuratIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistrySant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology (SLIET)LongowalIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia

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