Near-IR Absorbing J-Aggregate of an Amphiphilic BF2-Azadipyrromethene Dye by Kinetic Cooperative Self-Assembly

Prof. Zhijian Chen1,*, Yong Liu1, Wolfgang Wagner2, Dr. Vladimir Stepanenko2, Dr. Xiangkui Ren1, Dr. Soichiro Ogi2 and Prof. Frank Würthner2*
1.School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Chemical Engineering (Tianjin), Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
2.Institut für Organische Chemie, Center for Nanosystems Chemistry and Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI), Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701788
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A new amphiphilic BF2-azadipyrromethene (aza-BODIPY) dye was synthesized and the formation of the J-aggregates with distinct near-infrared optical properties was investigated.