Bimolecular photoactvarion of NBD fluorescence

Sherif Shaban Ragab, Subramani Swaminathan, Jaume Garcia-Amorós, Burjor Captaina, Françisco M. Raymo

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The concatenation of a photochemical transformation with a chemical reaction allows the activation of nitrobenzoxadiazole (NBD) fluorescence under optical control. Specifically, the coupling of photoinduced deprotection with nucleophilic substitution converts a nonemissive NBD chromophore into a fluorescent product. These operating principles can evolve into a general mechanism to implement fluorescent switches based on the attractive photophysical properties of NBDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1570-1573
Number of pages4
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Shaban Ragab, S., Swaminathan, S., Garcia-Amorós, J., Captaina, B., & Raymo, F. M. (2015). Bimolecular photoactvarion of NBD fluorescence. New Journal of Chemistry, 39(3), 1570-1573.