Anthracene-fused BODIPYs as near-infrared dyes with high photostability
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Chemical Science Program
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractAn anthracene unit was successfully fused to the zigzag edge of a boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) core by an FeCl 3-mediated oxidative cyclodehydrogenation reaction. Meanwhile, a dimer was also formed by both intramolecular cyclization and intermolecular coupling. The anthracene-fused BODIPY monomer 7a and dimer 7b showed small energy gaps (∼1.4 eV) and near-infrared absorption/emission. Moreover, they exhibited high photostability. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
SponsorsJ.W. acknowledges financial support from the Singapore DSTA DIRP Project (DSTANUS-DIRP/2008/03), an NRF Competitive Research Program (R-143-000-360-281), and an A*Star BMRC grant (no. 10/1/21/19/642). K.-W.H. acknowledges financial support from KAUST.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
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