Circularly Polarized Luminescence from Helically Chiral N,N,O,O-Boron-Chelated Dipyrromethenes

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  • ©2016 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Helically chiral N,N,O,O-boron chelated dipyrromethenes showed solution-phase circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) in the red region of the visible spectrum (λem(max) from 621 to 663 nm). The parent dipyrromethene is desymmetrised through O chelation of boron by the 3,5-ortho-phenolic substituents, inducing a helical chirality in the fluorophore. The combination of high luminescence dissymmetry factors (|glum| up to 4.7 ×10-3) and fluorescence quantum yields (ΦF up to 0.73) gave exceptionally efficient circularly polarized red emission from these simple small organic fluorophores, enabling future application in CPL-based bioimaging.
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  • Alnoman RB; Rihn S; O'Connor DC; Black FA; Costello B; Waddell PG; Clegg W; Peacock RD; Herrebout W; Knight JG
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