Productive Manipulation of Cyanine Dye π‐Networks Academic Article uri icon


  • Polymethine bridges in cyanine dyes may be constrained by setting them into edge-fused ring systems, or extended by conjugation with carefully chosen heterocycles. Recent studies have shown that modifications like these can give significantly brighter dyes with red-shifted absorbance and emission maxima.

altmetric score

  • 1.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Usama, S. M., Thompson, T., & Burgess, K.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • July 2019