Advertisement

If you have an ACS member number, please enter it here so we can link this account to your membership. (optional)

ACS values your privacy. By submitting your information, you are gaining access to C&EN and subscribing to our weekly newsletter. We use the information you provide to make your reading experience better, and we will never sell your data to third party members.

ENJOY UNLIMITED ACCES TO C&EN

Materials

Chemistry In Pictures

Chemistry in Pictures: Look, but don’t taste the rainbow

by Alexandra A. Taylor
October 29, 2021

 

Twelve glass beads filled with compounds fluorescing various colors.
Credit: Shabnam Pordel

When illuminated with UV light, the compounds in these glass beads emit light at various wavelengths. The blue beads contain 1,3-diphenylisobenzofuran, the pink and green beads contain Eu(III) and Tb(III) complexes, respectively, and the green and red-orange beads hold fluorophores of a variety organic compound abbreviated as BODIPY. Shabnam Pordel, a PhD candidate in Eric Masson’s group at Ohio University, created most of these compounds as part of his work synthesizing luminescent, water-soluble lanthanide cages and BODIPY fluorophores. These kinds of lanthanide complexes could be used in TV screens, smartphones, and lasers. BODIPY fluorophores have applications in cell imaging and photodynamic therapy.

Submitted by Shabnam Pordel

Do science. Take pictures. Win money. Enter our photo contest here.

Click here to see more Chemistry in Pictures.

Article:

This article has been sent to the following recipient:

1 /1 FREE ARTICLES LEFT THIS MONTH Remaining
Chemistry matters. Join us to get the news you need.