BODIPY-Derived Photoremovable Protecting Groups Unmasked with Green Light

Pratik P. Goswami, Aleem Syed, Christie L. Beck, Toshia R. Albright, Kaitlyn M. Mahoney, Ryan Unash, Emily A. Smith, Arthur H. Winter

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Photoremovable protecting groups derived from meso-substituted BODIPY dyes release acetic acid with green wavelengths >500 nm. Photorelease is demonstrated in cultured S2 cells. The photocaging structures were identified by our previously proposed strategy of computationally searching for carbocations with low-energy diradical states as a possible indicator of a nearby productive conical intersection. The superior optical properties of these photocages make them promising alternatives to the popular o-nitrobenzyl photocage systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3783-3786
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 25 2015
Externally publishedYes

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