Tailoring the Solid-State Fluorescence Emission of BODIPY Dyes by meso Substitution

Sungwoo Kim, Jean Bouffard, Youngmi Kim

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4,4-Difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) derivatives bearing varied substituents at the meso position (i.e., CF3, CH3, COOR, CHO, CN, Cl, iPr) were synthesized to elucidate the structure-property relationships that give rise to emissive J-aggregates. Several new BODIPY derivatives can be added to the previously reported 1,3,5,7-tetramethyl-8-trifluoromethyl derivative to the list of those forming J-aggregates, in addition to other dyes that are emissive in the solid state without forming J-aggregates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17459-17465
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number48
StatePublished - 23 Nov 2015

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  • J-aggregation
  • aggregation-induced enhanced emission
  • solid-state emission
  • vapor sensing


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