Mandy Hecht, Tobias Fischer, Dr. Paul Dietrich, Werner Kraus, Dr. Ana B. Descalzo, Dr. Wolfgang E. S. Unger and Dr. Knut Rurack Cover Picture: Fluorinated Boron-Dipyrromethene (BODIPY) Dyes: Bright and Versatile Probes for Surface Analysis (ChemistryOpen 1/2013) ChemistryOpen 2
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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