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Journal of the American Chemical Society
Photoremovable protecting groups derived from meso-substituted BODIPY dyes release acetic acid with green wavelengths >500 nm. Photorelease is demonstrated in cultured S2 cells. The photocaging structures were identified by our previously proposed strategy of computationally searching for carbocations with low-energy diradical states as a possible indicator of a nearby productive conical intersection. The superior optical properties of these photocages make them promising alternatives to the popular o-nitrobenzyl photocage systems.
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Winter et al.
Goswami, Pratik P.; Ayed, Aleem; Beck, Christie L.; Albright, Toshia R.; Mahoney, Kaitlyn M.; Unash, Ryan; Smith, Emily A.; and Winter, Arthur, "BODIPY-Derived Photoremovable Protecting Groups Unmasked with Green Light" (2015). Chemistry Publications. 123.