4,4-Difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) dyes modified for extended conjugation and restricted bond rotations. Academic Article uri icon


  • Five new, constrained, aryl-substituted 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a, 4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) dyes (3f,g and 4h-j) were prepared and investigated to see if they have more favorable fluorescence characteristics than the unconstrained systems 2 that were prepared in previous studies. Dye types 3 and 4 have relatively rigid conformations caused by the heteroatom (3f and 3g) or ethylene bridge (4h-j) linkers that preclude free rotation of the substituted-benzene molecular fragments. In the event, the new dye types 3 and 4 have longer lambda(max abs) (620-660 nm) and lambda(max)(fluor) (630-680 nm) values than compounds 2. They also exhibit higher extinction coefficients (>100 000 M(-1) cm(-1), except for 3g). Their fluorescent quantum yields are high (up to 0.72 for 4j), with the exception of compound 3g, which has a quantum yield of only 0.05. The redox properties of dyes 3 and 4 have also been examined.

published proceedings

  • J Org Chem

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, J., Burghart, A., Derecskei-Kovacs, A., & Burgess, K.

citation count

  • 252

complete list of authors

  • Chen, J||Burghart, A||Derecskei-Kovacs, A||Burgess, K

publication date

  • May 2000