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BODIPY Derivatives: Synthesis and Evaluation of Their Optical Properties

Centre of Chemistry, University of Minho, Campus of Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Presented at the 22nd International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 15 November–15 December 2018; Available Online:
Proceedings 2019, 9(1), 10;
Published: 14 November 2018
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Three 3-difluoroborodipyrromethene (BODIPY) derivatives functionalized at the meso and 2 positions were synthesized with 22–59% yield. The compounds were characterized by the usual spectroscopic techniques and a photophysical study was also undertaken. The BODIPY derivatives presented absorption bands in the 494–512 nm range and were also emissive with fluorescence bands in the 512–514 nm interval. A preliminary study on the sensing ability of a BODIPY derivative functionalized at position 2 with a benzimidazole was carried out in acetonitrile and acetonitrile/water (75:25) solutions in the presence of anions and cations, with environmental, biomedical, and analytical relevance. A highly selective response was obtained for Hg2+ and Fe3+ in acetonitrile/water solution.
Keywords: BODIPY; chemosensors; fluorescence; labeling BODIPY; chemosensors; fluorescence; labeling
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Gonçalves, R.C.R.; Nogueira, M.B.; Costa, S.P.G.; Raposo, M.M.M. BODIPY Derivatives: Synthesis and Evaluation of Their Optical Properties. Proceedings 2019, 9, 10.

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