Synthesis and photophysical properties of pyrene-based green fluorescent dyes: butterfly-shaped architectures.

Research paper by Devendar Goud DG Vanga, Mithun M Santra, Ashok A Keerthi, Suresh S Valiyaveettil

Indexed on: 16 Sep '14Published on: 16 Sep '14Published in: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry


A few pyrene-based fluorescent compounds were synthesized using Pd/Cu-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction. Photophysical properties of the π-conjugated pyrene derivatives were studied and the results indicate materials with high quantum efficiency and high extinction coefficient. No π stacking was observed in the crystal lattice. The molecules described here may be useful in developing sensors or imaging agents.