Light harvesting and efficient energy transfer in a boron-dipyrrin (BODIPY) functionalized perylenediimide derivative

Yilmaz M. D., Bozdemir O. A., Akkaya E. U.

ORGANIC LETTERS, vol.8, no.13, pp.2871-2873, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ol061110z
  • Journal Name: ORGANIC LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2871-2873
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Click chemistry has been successfully applied in the synthesis of a bay region tetraboron-dipyrrin (BODIPY) appended perylenediimide (PDI). This light-harvesting molecule presents a large cross section for the absorption of light in the visible region. Excitation energy is efficiently channeled to the perylenediimide core. This novel antenna system is the first demonstration of the efficiency of energy transfer in a BODIPY-PDI bichromophoric system and appears to be highly promising for the design and synthesis of similar dendritic structures.