EDOT-Functionalized Calix[4]pyrrole for the Electrochemical Sensing of Fluoride in Water

Aydoğan A., KOCA A., ŞENER M. K., Sessler J. L.

ORGANIC LETTERS, vol.16, no.14, pp.3764-3767, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ol501635s
  • Journal Name: ORGANIC LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3764-3767
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A new calix[4]pyrrole 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.