Two-photon dyes containing heterocyclic rings with enhanced photostability

Hwan Myung Kim, Wen Jun Yang, Chang Ho Kim, Won Hwa Park, Seung Joon Jeon, Bong Rae Cho

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A series of donor-π-donor derivatives containing phenyl, naphthyl, and anthryl groups as the π-center and heterocyclic rings as the conjugation bridge have been synthesized and their one- and two-photon spectroscopic properties and photostability were determined. These compounds show bathochromic shifts in the absorption and emission spectra, larger two-photon cross-section, and enhanced photostability in comparison to their open-chain analogues. In addition, a convenient method for the qualitative photostability measurement is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6386-6391
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 21


  • Dyes
  • Fluorescence
  • Heterocycles
  • Two-photon absorption
  • Vesicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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