Aggregation-induced emission enhancement of a meso-trifluoromethyl BODIPY via J-aggregation

Sohee Choi, Jean Bouffard, Youngmi Kim

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A CF3-BODIPY forms strongly luminescent aggregates, which contrasts with the quenched condensed-phase photophysics that are typical for BODIPY dyes. Examination of the luminescent properties of these aggregates-narrow red-shifted absorption and emission bands, minimal Stokes shift and increased fluorescence rate constants-and of the solid-state packing of the dye establish the CF3-BODIPY as the first structurally characterized genuine BODIPY J-aggregate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-755
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2014


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