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Issue 92, 2018
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Recent advances in the synthesis of [a]-benzo-fused BODIPY fluorophores

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This feature article summarizes the different strategies for the synthesis of [a]-benzo-fused BODIPYs that have been reported in the literature until 2018. These π-extended BODIPYs are promising fluorophores for bio-imaging and organic photovoltaic applications due to both their attractive photophysical properties in the near-infrared area and their higher (photo)chemical stability compared to conventional bis-styryl derivatives. The four main strategies described in this review can be used to access either directly the expected [a]-benzo-fused BODIPYs or through the di-/tetra-hydroisoindole.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the synthesis of [a]-benzo-fused BODIPY fluorophores

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The article was received on 06 Aug 2018, accepted on 24 Oct 2018 and first published on 25 Oct 2018

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06403B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 12914-12929

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    Recent advances in the synthesis of [a]-benzo-fused BODIPY fluorophores

    L. Jean-Gérard, W. Vasseur, F. Scherninski and B. Andrioletti, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 12914
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06403B

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