A new perylenediimide dye with powerful binding sites for metal ions
Organic Chemistry: Current Research

Organic Chemistry: Current Research
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A new perylenediimide dye with powerful binding sites for metal ions

International Conference on Organic Chemistry

August 10-11, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Courage Akpan, Basma Al-khateeb, Duygu Uzun and Huriye ICIL

Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Organic Chem Curr Res

Abstract :

Metal binding is expected to make changes in photophysical and photochemical properties of sensitizers such as wavelength shifts and intensity changes in absorption and emission spectra. Perylenechromophoric dyes are excellent materials of aromatic Ï?-conjugated heterocyclic family. The rigid structure of perylenechromophores causes strong intermolecular Ï?-Ï? interactions giving rise to versatile optical and electronic characteristics. With the advantages of tailoring the imide and bay-positions of perylene structures, exclusive benefits were achieved such as n-type semiconducting character, extended absorption coefficients, high photoluminescence quantum yields, self-assembly behaviours, thermal and photostabilities. A new perylenediimide dye containing powerful binding site for metal ions was synthesized successfully. The synthetic product was characterized by FTIR, NMR, UV-vis, Emission, TGA, DSC, and cyclic and squarewave voltammetry techniques. In addition, the photophysical and electrochemical properties were investigated in detail. The high thermal and photostabilities, including important photonic properties, make the new dye a potential candidate for various photo-sensing applications.

Biography :

Courage Akpan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Ambrose Alli University in Nigeria. Also, he has been a graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and currently rounding up his Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry at Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus. In his Master’s studies, he has studied the synthesis of dye molecules and their applications. Therefore, he has specialized in synthetic organic dye chemistry. He is enthusiastic, exceptionally well-organized, and he looks forward to pursuing his academic career in Organic Chemistry.

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