Self-immolative aryl phthalate esters

Kaitlyn M. Mahoney, Pratik P. Goswami, Arthur H. Winter

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We report that aryl phthalate esters are robust self-immolative linkers. This linker is easy to conjugate and releases output phenols upon cleaving a fluoride-sensitive mask to yield a benign phthalic acid byproduct, making these linkers potentially useful as fluoride sensors and promising for use in biological and materials applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)702-705
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 18 2013
Externally publishedYes


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