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Cover Picture: Fluorinated Boron-Dipyrromethene (BODIPY) Dyes: Bright and Versatile Probes for Surface Analysis (ChemistryOpen 1/2013)

Authors

  • Mandy Hecht,

    1. Division 1.9 Sensor Materials, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Richard-Willstätter-Str. 11, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Tobias Fischer,

    1. Division 1.9 Sensor Materials, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Richard-Willstätter-Str. 11, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Paul Dietrich,

    1. Division 6.8 Surface Analysis and Interfacial Chemistry, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Unter den Eichen 44–46, 12203 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Werner Kraus,

    1. Division 1.3 Structural Analysis, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Richard-Willstätter-Str. 11, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Ana B. Descalzo,

    1. Division 1.9 Sensor Materials, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Richard-Willstätter-Str. 11, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
    2. Current address: Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid (Spain)
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  • Dr. Wolfgang E. S. Unger,

    1. Division 6.8 Surface Analysis and Interfacial Chemistry, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Unter den Eichen 44–46, 12203 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Knut Rurack

    Corresponding author
    1. Division 1.9 Sensor Materials, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Richard-Willstätter-Str. 11, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
    • Division 1.9 Sensor Materials, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Richard-Willstätter-Str. 11, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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Abstract

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Retrieving quantitative molecular information from macroscopic areas in a reliable manner at micrometric resolution is a challenging task, yet essential for a better understanding and control of the assembly of (bio)chemical entities on a functional surface. In their Full Paper, Knut Rurack and co-workers introduce fluorine-containing moieties to boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) dyes, thus making them versatile probes for dual-method surface analysis (p. 25 ff.). The cover picture shows a bright fluorescent dye (green halo) containing a high number of fluorine atoms (blue) for the assessment of reactive amino groups on a glass surface by two complementary surface analytical techniques, non-destructive fluorescence scanning and quantitatively traceable X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), both applied to the same individual samples.

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