BODIPY based self-healing fluorescent gel formation via acylhydrazone linkage

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Ozdemir T., SÖZMEN F.

RSC ADVANCES, vol.6, no.13, pp.10601-10605, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c5ra22993f
  • Title of Journal : RSC ADVANCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.10601-10605


Polymeric BODIPY derivatives with reactive functional groups undergo reversible formation of covalent bonds leading to self-healing properties. Cross-reactivity of acyl-hydrazine and aldehyde moieties forms the basis of dynamic covalent chemistry leading to sol-gel transition in this series of compounds. In addition, thin layers of absorbers show efficient energy transfer indicating a potential in solar concentration.