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Synthesis of a Fluorophore with Improved Optical Brightness

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The synthesis and characterization of a novel fluorophore(1), with potential application as an optical brightener are reported. This compound was prepared by reacting 4,4-diaminostilbene-2,2-disulfonic acid with cyanuric chloride in the presence of Na2CO3 followed by the addition of trityl aniline. Solution and solid state fluorescence demonstrated a strong blue/purple emission centered at 450 nm. 1H-NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry analysis, elemental analysis, and DOSY-NMR were used for the characterization of the fluorophore.

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M. Okuom, M. Wilson, J. Groathouse, J. Lee, D. Symonsbergen, C. Gustafson, M. Trauernicht, H. Barcena, C. Reicks, S. Sikich, R. Burks and A. Holmes, "Synthesis of a Fluorophore with Improved Optical Brightness," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 256-261. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2013.34037.


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