Synthesis and fluorescent properties of aza-crown ether tethered BODIPY fluorophores

Lijing Yang, De Jhong Liao, An tai Wu, Hongbin Yan

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Five BODIPY analogs modified at the meso-position were synthesized through a Mannich-type reaction. Among these derivatives, aza-12-crown-4 analog 3c was found to show Cu2+-specific behaviour in UV/vis and fluorescent spectra, leading to blue shifts in absorption and effective fluorescent quenching in the presence of Cu2+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-891
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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