Structure Based Modulation of Electron Dynamics in meso-(4-Pyridyl)-BODIPYs: A Computational and Synthetic Approach
© 2018 American Chemical Society. The effects of structural modification on the electronic structure and electron dynamics of cationic meso-(4-pyridyl)-BODIPYs were investigated. A library of 2,6-difunctionalized meso-(4-pyridyl)-BODIPYs bearing various electron-withdrawing substituents was designed, and DFT calculations were used to model the redox properties, while TDDFT was used to determine the effects of functionalization on the excited states. Structural modification was able to restructure the low-lying molecular orbitals to effectively inhibit d-PeT. A new meso-(4-pyridyl)-BODIPY bearing 2,6-dichloro groups was synthesized and shown to exhibit enhanced charge recombination fluorescence. The fluorescence enhancement was determined to be the result of functionalization modulating the kinetics of the excited state dynamics.
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Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Lamaster, D., Kaufman, N., Bruner, A., & Vicente, M. (2018). Structure Based Modulation of Electron Dynamics in meso-(4-Pyridyl)-BODIPYs: A Computational and Synthetic Approach. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 122 (31), 6372-6380. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.8b05153