An 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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Nov 18 2011|
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Acknowledgements: J.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.
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- Organic Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry