Benzene-fused BODIPYs: Synthesis and the impact of fusion mode

Yong Ni, Wangdong Zeng, Kuo-Wei Huang, Jishan Wu

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BODIPY derivatives with one or two benzene units fused at different positions are prepared using novel synthetic methods. The resulting dye 1 shows deep red fluorescence with a large Stokes shift. Dyes 2 and 3 are reported for the first time and 3 exhibits near infrared absorption. The impact of benzannulation at different positions of BODIPY is discussed, and the geometry and electronic structure are studied by DFT calculations. This journal is © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1217
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2013

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: J.W. acknowledges financial support from the SPORE (COY-15-EWI-RCFSA/N197-1), BMRC-NMRC grant (no. 10/1/21/19/642), and IMRE Core funding (IMRE/10-1P0509). K.-W.H. acknowledges financial support from KAUST.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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