Synlett 2012; 23(12): 1751-1754
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1316543
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Sensitive Thin-Layer Chromatography Detection of Boronic Acids Using Alizarin

Florine Duval
a  Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 8, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands, Fax: +31(317)484914   Email: teris.vanbeek@wur.nl
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Teris A. van Beek*
a  Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 8, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands, Fax: +31(317)484914   Email: teris.vanbeek@wur.nl
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Han Zuilhof
a  Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 8, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands, Fax: +31(317)484914   Email: teris.vanbeek@wur.nl
b  Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Publication History

Received: 27 March 2012

Accepted after revision: 14 May 2012

Publication Date:
04 July 2012 (online)


Abstract

A new method for the selective and sensitive detection of boronic acids on thin-layer chromatography plates is described. The plate is briefly dipped in an alizarin solution, allowed to dry in ambient air, and observed under 366 nm light. Alizarin emits a bright yellow fluorescence only in the presence of a boronic acid.

 
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