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

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