Water-soluble green perylenediimide (PDI) dyes as potential sensitizers for photodynamic therapy

Yukruk, F
Dogan, AL
Canpinar, H
Guc, D
Akkaya, EU
A series of water-soluble green perylenediimide (PDI) dyes have been synthesized. On red light excitation, these dyes were shown to be efficient generators of singlet oxygen, and in cell culture media, they were shown to display significant light-induced cytotoxic effects on the human erythroleukemia cell line (K-562). It appears that highly versatile PDI dyes are likely to find new applications in photodynamic therapy.


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Bright fluorescence of the BODIPY dyes, just like most other fluorophores, is quenched in the solid state due to reabsorption and self-quenching. However, introduction of bulky tert-butyl substituents on the meso-phenyl groups result in more spaced packing in the solid state, resulting in highly luminescent powders and films.
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Bilgiç, Bora; Akkaya, Engin Umut; Department of Chemistry (2008)
We have designed and synthesized a fluorescent, self-assembled molecular square containing a highly fluorescent well known flurophore boradiazaindacene (BODIPY) dye. Pt(II) complexes were used to hold together BODIPY derivatives and give the right angle to form the square structure. Usage of BODIPY fluorophore is very important on such structures because its variety of superior properties. BODIPY is a well studied fluorophore in our group and it is known that this self assembled square can be easily modifie...
Light harvesting and efficient energy transfer in a boron-dipyrrin (BODIPY) functionalized perylenediimide derivative
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Citation Formats
F. Yukruk, A. Dogan, H. Canpinar, D. Guc, and E. Akkaya, “Water-soluble green perylenediimide (PDI) dyes as potential sensitizers for photodynamic therapy,” ORGANIC LETTERS, pp. 2885–2887, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/67927.