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Self-Assembly of Charged Bodipy Dyes To Form Cassettes That Display Intracomplex Electronic Energy Transfer and Accrete into Liquid Crystals

Lookup NU author(s): Effat Bahaidarah, Emeritus Professor Anthony Harriman


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Red- and blue-absorbing boron dipyrromethene dyes, bearing opposite electronic charges, associate in solution to form a 1:2 complex having a stability constant of ca. 10(17) M-2. The complex can be dismantled by addition of a large excess of tetra-N-butylammonium cations. The same complex displays liquid crystalline properties on heating from rt to above 150 degrees C, as characterized by various experimental techniques. Highly efficient electronic energy transfer from the red to the blue dye occurs in both the initial complex and the subsequent mesomorphic state.

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Author(s): Olivier JH, Barbera J, Bahaidarah E, Harriman A, Ziessel R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society

Year: 2012

Volume: 134

Issue: 14

Pages: 6100-6103

Print publication date: 28/03/2012

ISSN (print): 0002-7863

ISSN (electronic): 1520-5126

Publisher: American Chemical Society


DOI: 10.1021/ja3007935


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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Royal Saudi Government
CTQ2009-09030Spanish Government