Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 595–601 | Cite as

Study on the Synthesis, Photophysical Properties and Singlet Oxygen Generation Behavior of Bodipy-Functionalized Cyclotriphosphazenes

  • Elif Şenkuytu
  • Zeynep Cebesoy
  • Gönül Yenilmez Çiftçi
  • Esra Tanrıverdi Eçik


A new series of bodipy-functionalized cyclotriphosphazene derivatives were designed and synthesized. The identities of all newly synthesized compounds were confirmed by using 1H, 13C, 31P NMR spectroscopies. The photophysical properties of bodipy-functionalized cyclotriphosphazenes were investigated via absorption and fluorescense spectroscopies in dichloromethane. Singlet oxygen generation capacities of new compounds were also examined using the trap molecule 1,3-diphenylisobenzofuran. The targeted compounds showed high molar extinction coefficients in the NIR region and respectable singlet oxygen quantum yields when compared to that of methylene blue. The new bodipy-functionalized cyclotriphosphazenes are efficient photosensitizers to be potentially used for the singlet oxygen generation.


Cyclotriphosphazene BODIPY Photosensitizers Singlet Oxygen 



The authors thank the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey for financial support TUBITAK (Grant 114Z445).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elif Şenkuytu
    • 1
  • Zeynep Cebesoy
    • 1
  • Gönül Yenilmez Çiftçi
    • 1
  • Esra Tanrıverdi Eçik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryGebze Technical UniversityGebzeTurkey

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