Synthesis and properties of novel near-infrared dye based on BODIPY and diketopyrrolopyrrole units

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  • Yafei Wang
  • Jianhua Chen
  • Yuanhui Zhen
  • Haigang Jiang
  • Gui Yu
  • Yu Liu
  • Hua Tan
  • Weiguo Zhu

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham
  • Department of Chemistry, Key Lab of Environment-Friendly Chemistry and Application in the Ministry of Education, Xiangtan University
  • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences


A novel near-infrared dye of DPP-BODIPY with a diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) central unit and two 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) flanking units has been synthesized and characterized. Its quasi-planar structure was confirmed by X-ray diffraction and panchromatic absorption from 300 nm to 1000 nm was exhibited both in solution and in solid state. Near-infrared emission at about 804 nm and low LUMO energy level at −3.93 eV are observed. Furthermore, ambipolar charge transporting properties with hole mobility of 1.5×10-5 cm2 V-1 S-1 and electron mobility of 2×10-6 cm2 V-1 S-1 were obtained in thin films.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Early online date19 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2015


  • (BODIPY), 4,4-Difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene, Diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP), Donor-acceptor structure, Electronic materials, Luminescence, Near-infrared emission