New anthracene derivatives bearing thiourea group have been synthesized and characterized including X-ray crystallography. These chemosensors display selective ratiometric changes in their fluorescence spectra upon the addition of fluoride ion.
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This work was supported by the SRC program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) through the Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials at Ewha Womans University (R11-2005-008-02001-0) and by the Korea Research Foundation Grant (KRF-2004-005-C00093). K.M.K.S. thanks KOFST for Brain Pool Fellowship.