Towards meso -Ester BODIPYs with Aggregation-Induced Emission Properties: The Effect of Substitution Positions

Ming Hui Chua, Yong Ni, Monalisa Garai, Bin Zheng, Kuo-Wei Huang, Qing Hua Xu, Jianwei Xu, Jishan Wu

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Three meso-ester boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) dyes have been synthesized and functionalized with aggregation-induced emission (AIE)-active tetraphenylethene or triphenylethene moieties. It was found that functionalizing at the different positions of the BODIPY core resulted in the final dye having different emission properties in response to aggregation: from aggregation-induced quenching (ACQ) to being AIE active. X-ray crystallographic analysis was thus performed to provide an explanation for these differences. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1631-1634
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jun 17 2015

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