Microwave-assisted synthesis of perylene-3,4-dicarboximides: Highly photostable fluorescent dyes

Brian Guthrie, Wang Zixing, Jian Li

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A new method for synthesis of perylene-3,4-dicarboximides (PDCIs) is reported. Modified from a literature reported synthetic method, microwave assisted heating was used to perform the reaction, which not only shortened the original reaction time, from 18 hours to 30 min, but also increased the corresponding reaction yield. A variety of PDCI derivatives were synthesized in order to correlate the influence of substituents on the reaction outcome. Moreover, the photophysical and electrochemical properties of PDCIs are characterized and reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConjugated Organic Materials-Synthesis, Structure, Device and Applications
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 24 2008Mar 28 2008

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2008 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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