Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ozgur Bozdemir,
Emeritus Professor William McFarlane,
Dr Paul Waddell,
Professor Andrew Benniston,
Emeritus Professor Anthony Harriman
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© 2019 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, WeinheimThe syntheses and crystal structures of sterically crowded mono- and bichromophoric BODIPY-based dyes are reported. The “monomeric” compound is weakly fluorescent in the liquid phase due to fast internal conversion associated with rotation of aryl rings at the boron atom. The side-by-side “dimer” exhibits weak excitonic coupling between the dipyrrin units and is much more emissive in fluid solution. Solid samples of both molecular entities are strongly fluorescent under near-UV illumination. Thus, the mono-chromophore exhibits dual fluorescence from what appears to be a mixture of crystalline and possibly amorphous (or interfacial regions) distributions. The bi-chromophore packs in the crystal as pairs of chromophores with each unit being provided by a different molecule. This leads to excitonic splitting and the formation of a strong H-band in the absorption spectrum. Fluorescence occurs from the corresponding J-species and also from what appears to be an aggregated state associated with interfacial areas. Both bulk and interface-bound states show relatively long-lived fluorescence while the crystal structures indicate the likelihood for fast electronic energy migration between molecules.
Author(s): Bozdemir OA, Al-Sharif HHT, McFarlane W, Waddell PG, Benniston AC, Harriman A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Chemistry - A European Journal
Print publication date: 05/12/2019
Online publication date: 04/10/2019
Acceptance date: 04/10/2019
Date deposited: 03/12/2019
ISSN (print): 0947-6539
ISSN (electronic): 1521-3765
Publisher: Wiley -VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
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