Synthesis of Symmetrical Multichromophoric Bodipy Dyes and Their Facile Transformation into Energy Transfer Cassettes

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Bozdemir O. A. , Cakmak Y., Sozmen F. , Ozdemir T., Siemiarczuk A., Akkaya E. U.

CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol.16, no.21, pp.6346-6351, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 21
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/chem.200903449
  • Page Numbers: pp.6346-6351


Multichromophoric boron-di-pyrromethene (Bodipy) dyes synthesized on phenylene-ethynylene platforms have been be converted to energy transfer cassettes in a one-step chemical transformation. Excitation energy transfer processes in these highly symmetrical derivatives were studied in detail, including time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy techniques. Excitation spectra and the emission lifetimes suggest efficient energy transfer between the donor and acceptor chromophore. These novel energy transfer cassettes, while highlighting a short-cut approach to similar energy transfer systems, could be useful as large pseudo-Stokes shift multichromophoric dyes with potential applications in diverse applications.