Visualization of an acid–base equilibrium in a non-polar solvent (dichloromethane), which may be extended to other solvents, is reported. It is based on an oxoporphyrinogen as a multichromic indicator of prevailing acidity in solution and presents up to six distinct hues depending on degree of protonation, tautomeric state or presence of a basic guest.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
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- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry