BODIPY-Based Photoacid Generators for Light-Induced Cationic Polymerization

Karthik Sambath, Zhaoxiong Wan, Qi Wang, Hao Chen, Yuanwei Zhang

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Photoacid generators (PAGs) are organic compounds that can generate protons (H+) upon irradiation with certain wavelengths of light. In this work, we designed and synthesized the first BODIPY-based PAGs with D-A and D-π-A conjugation structures and achieved green and red LED light-induced acid generation. By the use of red-light absorbance, red-LED-triggered cationic polymerization was demonstrated as a proof-of-concept application of these PAGs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1208-1212
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 7 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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