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Crystals 2018, 8(11), 436;

Self-Assembly of a Carboxyl-Functionalized BODIPY Dye via Hydrogen Bonding

Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Corrensstraße, 40, 48149 Münster, Germany
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Received: 19 October 2018 / Revised: 15 November 2018 / Accepted: 16 November 2018 / Published: 20 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Self-Assembled Supramolecular Polymers via Strong H Bonding)
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We report the synthesis, characterization, and self-assembly behavior of a 4,4-Difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) dye functionalized at the meso-position with a butyric acid group. Various spectroscopic investigations (UV-Vis, emission, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) studies) supported by X-ray analysis revealed the formation of self-assembled structures in the solid state with translationally stacked BODIPY units driven by hydrogen bonding between the carboxyl groups. View Full-Text
Keywords: BODIPY dyes; hydrogen bonding; Self-Assembly; weak non-covalent interactions BODIPY dyes; hydrogen bonding; Self-Assembly; weak non-covalent interactions

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Matarranz, B.; Sampedro, A.; G. Daniliuc, C.; Fernández, G. Self-Assembly of a Carboxyl-Functionalized BODIPY Dye via Hydrogen Bonding. Crystals 2018, 8, 436.

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