Bisindolylmaleimides with large stokes shift and long-lasting chemiluminescence properties

Manabu Nakazono, Shinkoh Nanbu, Akihiro Uesaki, Ryoichi Kuwano, Manabu Kashiwabara, Kiyoshi Zaitsu

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Various bisindolylmaleimides have fluorescence emission maxima wavelengths longer than 500 nm, large Stokes shifts longer than 200 nm, different fluorescence emission wavelengths at an excitation wavelength of 365 nm, and a long-lasting chemiluminescence. The expansion of the π-conjugation, the π-bond electronic structure, and oxidation of the C=C bond at the 2,3-position of the maleimide moiety are crucial for producing these fluorescence and chemiluminescence properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3583-3586
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Aug 30 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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