Meso-Methylhydroxy BODIPY: A scaffold for photo-labile protecting groups

Naama Rubinstein, Pei Liu, Evan W. Miller, Roy Weinstain*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Here, we show that by installing a meso-methylhydroxy moiety, the boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) scaffold can be converted into an efficient caging group, removable by green light. We describe caging and uncaging of important chemical functionalities and demonstrate green light mediated control over biological processes in cultured cell lines and neurons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6369-6372
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number29
StatePublished - 14 Apr 2015


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