Jean-Bernard Baudin

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The small and synthetically easily accessible 7-diethylamino-4-thiocoumarinylmethyl photolabile protecting group has been validated for uncaging with blue light. It exhibits a significant action cross-section for uncaging in the 470-500 nm wavelength range and a low light absorption between 350 and 400 nm. These attractive features have been implemented in(More)
This paper evaluates the o-hydroxycinnamic platform for designing efficient caging groups with fluorescence reporting upon one- and two-photon excitation. The model cinnamates are easily prepared in one step by coupling commercial or readily available synthons. They exhibit a large one-photon absorption that can be tuned in the near-UV range. Uncaging after(More)
We evaluated the o-nitrobenzyl platform for designing photolabile protecting groups with red-shifted absorption that could be photolyzed upon one- and two-photon excitation. Several synthetic pathways to build different conjugated o-nitrobenzyl backbones, as well as to vary the benzylic position, are reported. Relative to the reference(More)
This paper evaluates the use of diaroyl(methanato)boron difluoride compounds for designing efficient fluorescent probes through two-photon absorption. Three different pathways allowing for the syntheses of symmetrical and dissymmetrical molecules are reported. The stable diaroyl(methanato)boron difluoride derivatives can be easily obtained in good yields.(More)
This paper evaluates a series of photolabile protecting groups with built-in fluorescence reporting. They rely on readily available o-acetoxyphenyl methyloxazolones as activated precursors. Alcohol substrates are easily caged. The resulting photoactivable esters exhibit large one- and two-photon uncaging cross sections. The alcohol substrates are(More)
We report a comparative study of the isomerization reaction in native and denatured photoactive yellow protein (PYP) and in various chromophore analogues in their trans deprotonated form. The excited-state relaxation dynamics was followed by subpicosecond transient absorption and gain spectroscopy. The free p-hydroxycinnamate (pCA(2-)) and its amide(More)
This paper evaluates the 2-hydroxyazobenzene platform for tailoring proton concentration pulses and oscillations with monochromatic light. The easily prepared 2-hydroxyazobenzenes exhibit large absorptions in the near-UV range. Photoisomerization was investigated by UV/Vis absorption, (1)H NMR spectroscopy, and steady-state fluorescence emission. In the(More)
The small and synthetically easily accessible coumarinylmethyl backbone has been modified to generate a family of photolabile protecting groups with redshifted absorption. We relied on introducing electron-donating groups in the 7 position and electron-withdrawing groups in the 2-, and 2- and 3 positions. In particular, we showed that the(More)
Pure organic molecules exhibiting a suitable concave rigid shape are expected to give porous glasses in the solid state. Such a feature opens new opportunities to avoid crystallization and to improve molecular solubility in relation to the high internal energy of these solid phases. To quantitatively explore the latter strategy, a series of rigid(More)