Improved photostability and fluorescence properties through polyfluorination of a cyanine dye.

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[structure: see text] A polyfluorinated cyanine dye has been synthesized and characterized. Compared with the nonfluorinated analogue, the dye exhibits significantly reduced aggregation in aqueous media, enhanced fluorescence quantum yield, greater resistance to photobleaching upon direct irradiation, and reduced reactivity toward singlet oxygen. All of… (More)

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@article{Renikuntla2004ImprovedPA, title={Improved photostability and fluorescence properties through polyfluorination of a cyanine dye.}, author={Babu Rao Renikuntla and Heather C Rose and Joby Eldo and Alan Waggoner and Bruce A Armitage}, journal={Organic letters}, year={2004}, volume={6 6}, pages={909-12} }