Symmetry-breaking intramolecular charge transfer in the excited state of meso-linked BODIPY dyads

Matthew T. Whited, Niral M. Patel, Sean T. Roberts, Kathryn Allen, Peter I. Djurovich, Stephen E. Bradforth, Mark E. Thompson

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We report the synthesis and characterization of symmetric BODIPY dyads where the chromophores are attached at the meso position, using either a phenylene bridge or direct linkage. Both molecules undergo symmetry-breaking intramolecular charge transfer in the excited state, and the directly linked dyad serves as a visible-light-absorbing analogue of 9,9′-bianthryl.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalChem. Commun.
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-015-21
Acknowledgements: We acknowledge financial support from the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP) (KUS-C1-015-21) of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and Global Photonic Corporation. Femtosecond transient absorption measurements were performed with support from the Department of Energy's Energy Frontier Research Center program (Award: DE-SC0001011). STR acknowledges an ACC-F fellowship from the National Science Foundation (CHE-0937015).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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