Near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles formed by self-assembly of lipidic (bodipy) dyes

Jean Hubert Olivier, Josiane Widmaier, Raymond Ziessel

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Bodipy-iercing: A Bodipy dye decorated with an ammonium at the tip and gallate-shaped flexible chains at the periphery was found to self-assemble into fluorescent nanoparticles in the presence of water (see figure). These nanoparticles act as a host for outside dyes equipped with paraffin chains, which can efficiently transfer their electronic energy to the host.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11709-11714
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 10 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • energy transfer
  • fluorescent nanoparticles
  • host-guest interactions
  • microscopy
  • self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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