New 8-Amino-BODIPY Derivatives: Surpassing Laser Dyes at Blue-Edge Wavelengths (pages 7261–7270)
Dr. Jorge Bañuelos, Dr. Virginia Martín, C. F. Azael Gómez-Durán, Ismael J. Arroyo Córdoba, Prof. Eduardo Peña-Cabrera, Dr. Inmaculada García-Moreno, Prof. Ángel Costela, M. Eugenia Pérez-Ojeda, Dr. Teresa Arbeloa and Prof. Íñigo López Arbeloa
Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201003689
So simple, so efficient, and so blue: 8-Amino-BODIPY dyes were prepared in a straightforward and efficient fashion (up to 95 % yield). They emit in the blue spectral region (see figure) with ϕ values up to 1.00, high laser efficiencies (up to 62 %), and good photostabilities. These results demonstrate that these new tailor-made chromophores can overcome some of the shortcomings of commercial blue-emitting dyes.