© 2017 Elsevier Ltd meso-Bromosubstituted indodicarbocyanine dyes produce dimeric molecules, together with the debrominated species, under acid catalysis. The relationship between the dimerization and hydrodebromination routes depends on the aryl substitution of the dyes. A possible reaction mechanism is also proposed.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
- Acid catalysis
- Boron trifluoride
- Cyanine dyes