Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 391–400 | Cite as

Schiff base bis(5-nitrosalycilaldehyde)ethylenediamine as colorimetric sensor for fluoride

  • Nilkanth M. Mattiwala
  • Raj Kamal
  • Suban K. Sahoo


Schiff bases are widely investigated to develop novel chemosensors for selective identification and determination of anions. In this communication, we have taken an old but novel Schiff base, bis(5-nitrosalycilaldehyde)ethylenediamine (5-NO2-Salen, L), as a receptor to investigate the binding interaction with different anions such as F, I, Cl, and Br using spectrophotometric and computational approaches. Addition of anions accelerated the tautomerization process of L. The enolimine form of L interacts through the phenolic-OH by intermolecular hydrogen bond that intensified the color of the receptor, and a significant hyperchromic shift was observed due to the fluoride anion.


Anion recognition Schiff bases Fluoride Semi-empirical PM6 



The authors thank the Director, S V National Institute of Technology, Surat, for encouragement and for providing necessary research facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilkanth M. Mattiwala
    • 1
  • Raj Kamal
    • 2
  • Suban K. Sahoo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied ChemistrySV National Institute of Technology (SVNIT)SuratIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia

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