A Family of BODIPY-like Highly Fluorescent and Unsymmetrical Bis(BF2) Pyrrolyl-Acylhydrazone Chromophores: BOAPY

Changjiang Yu, Xingbao Fang, Qinghua Wu, Lijuan Jiao, Lilin Sun, Zikang Li, Pui Kin So, Wai Yeung Wong (Corresponding Author), Erhong Hao

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A new family of pyrrolyl-acylhydrazones anchored with two BF2 units, named BOAPY, have been developed as BODIPY-like and unsymmetrical bis(BF2) chromophores via a simple one-pot reaction. The easily accessible scaffold enjoys excellent diversity due to the structural versatilities of 2-formylpyrroles and acylhydrazines. BOAPYs exhibit good molar absorption coefficients, large Stokes shifts, and excellent chemical stability. More importantly, most of them display excellent fluorescence quantum yields both in solution and the solid state (up to 0.88 and 0.64, respectively).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4588-4592
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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