Aliphatic amine discrimination by pentafluorophenyl dibromo BODIPY

Adiki Raja Sekhar, Masood Ayoub Kaloo, Jeyaraman Sankar*

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Two new fluorescent BODIPY dyes have been designed and synthesized. They dyes differ in their meso substituents, which have different electronic properties. Their selective reactivity towards an Ar-SN2 reaction has been explored as a potential basis for colorimetric and fluorescent discrimination of primary, secondary and tertiary aliphatic amines. This dual-mode, instantaneous recognition event is unprecedented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2422-2426
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • amines
  • chemodosimetry
  • dyes/pigments
  • fluorescence
  • sensors


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