Synthesis of Cyanine Dyes

  • Mariusz Mojzych
  • Maged HenaryEmail author
Part of the Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry book series (TOPICS, volume 14)


Recent developments in the general synthesis of cyanine dyes are reviewed. This short chapter provides a background to the subsequent reviews of applications of cyanines.

Heptamethine cyanines Monomethine cyanines Pentamethine cyanines Synthesis Trimethine cyanines  


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of PodlasieSiedlcePoland
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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