Singlet oxygen generation by novel NIR BODIPY dyes

Samuel G. Awuah, Jason Polreis, Vidya Biradar, Youngjae You

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Five novel near-infrared BODIPY dyes were prepared for improved singlet oxygen generation using thiophene and bromine. Theoretical, optical, photostable, and singlet oxygen generation characteristics of these dyes were assessed. Predicted excitation energies by TDDFT calculations were in good agreement (ΔE ≈ 0.06 eV) with experimental data. All five dyes showed both excitation and emission in the NIR range. In particular, two dyes having sulfur and bromine atoms showed efficient singlet oxygen generation with high photostability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3884-3887
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 5 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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