An extremely bright heteroleptic bis(dipyrrinato)zinc(II) complex

Shinpei Kusaka, Ryota Sakamoto, Yasutaka Kitagawa, Mitsutaka Okumura, Hiroshi Nishihara

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Let your light shine: The first example of a heteroleptic bis(dipyrrinato)zinc(II) complex, 7 a, was synthesized from two types of dipyrrins prepared by a new deboration protocol for BODIPYs. Complex 7 a showed a higher fluorescence quantum yield (0.76 in toluene) than the corresponding homoleptic complexes 5 a and 6. The superiority of 7 a as a luminophore was more prominent in more polar CH 2Cl 2 (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-910
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May
Externally publishedYes


  • dipyrrin
  • fluorescence
  • heteroleptic complexes
  • N ligands
  • zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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