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Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 755–758 | Cite as

Synthesis of the Core Compound of the BODIPY Dye Class: 4,4′-Difluoro-4-bora-(3a,4a)-diaza-s-indacene

  • Alexander Schmitt
  • Babette Hinkeldey
  • Mandy Wild
  • Gregor Jung
Short Communication

Abstract

We report the synthesis and characterization of the missing reference core compound 4,4-Difluoro-4-bora-(3a,4a)-diaza-s-indacene 1 of the BODIPY fluorescent dye class. The compound exhibits a fluorescence lifetime of 7.2 ns and has a high photostability.

Keywords

Bodipy Fluorescence spectroscopy Fluorescent probes Single molecule studies 

Notes

Acknowledgement

We thank the German Science Foundation (DFG) for financial support (JU650-1) and Benjamin Hötzer for recording fluorescence lifetimes and Volker Huch for performing x-ray crystallography.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Schmitt
    • 1
  • Babette Hinkeldey
    • 1
  • Mandy Wild
    • 1
  • Gregor Jung
    • 1
  1. 1.Biophysical ChemistrySaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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