Diaminoterephthalates are fluorescent dyes and define scaffolds, which can be orthogonally functionalized at their two carboxylate residues with functional residues bearing task specific reactive groups. The synthesis of monofunctionalized dyes with thiol groups for surface binding, an azide for click chemistry, and a biotinoylated congener for streptavidin binding is reported. Two bifunctionalized dyes were prepared: One with an azide for click chemistry and a biotin for streptavidin binding, the other with a maleimide for reaction with thiol and a cyclooctyne moiety for ligation with copper-free click chemistry. In general, the compounds are red to orange, fluorescent materials with an absorption at about 450 nm and an emission at 560 nm with quantum yields between 2-41 %. Of particular interest is the maleimide-functionalized compound, which shows low fluorescence quantum yield (2 %) by itself. After addition of a thiol, the fluorescence is "turned on"; quantum yield 41 %.