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Tripping the light fantastic; organoboron compounds

Penelope J. Brothers
Tripping the light fantastic; organoboron compounds (in Boron; light and lively, Edward S. Grew (editor))
Elements (August 2017) 13 (4): 255-260


Small molecules containing boron can play all sorts of roles in chemistry, biology and materials science. Molecular boron compounds display a wide range of unusual and fascinating structures, and their chemical reactivity can be very different from that of boron's next-door neighbour carbon. Some of the reasons for this will be considered and illustrated through applications in energy, medicine and new materials. The boron dipyrrins, also known as BODIPYs, are a prime example. They are strongly fluorescent when excited by illumination and are widely used as fluorescent tags in biology and as biosensors. More recently, they have been studied for their energy transfer properties in light-harvesting applications.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 13
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Tripping the light fantastic; organoboron compounds
Title: Boron; light and lively
Author(s): Brothers, Penelope J.
Author(s): Grew, Edward S.editor
Affiliation: University of Auckland, School of Chemical Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand
Affiliation: University of Maine, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, Orono, ME, United States
Pages: 255-260
Published: 201708
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 15
Accession Number: 2017-076732
Categories: General geochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201740
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