Density functional theory and its time-dependent extension (DFT, TDDFT) were employed to establish the feasibility of using a series of 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacenes (BODIPYs) in photodynamic therapy. Their absorption electronic spectra, singlet–triplet energy gaps, and spin–orbit matrix elements were computed and are discussed here. The effects of bromine substitution on the photophysical properties of BODIPY were elucidated. The investigated compounds were found to possess different excited triplet states that lie below the energy of the bright excited singlet state (S1or S2), depending on the positions occupied by the bromine atoms. The computed spin–orbit matrix elements for the radiationless intersystem crossing Sn→ Tmand the relative singlet–triplet energy gaps allowed the prediction of plausible nonradiative decay pathways for the production of singlet excited molecular oxygen, the key cytotoxic agent in photodynamic therapy. [Figure not available: see fulltext.].
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|Titolo:||BODIPY for photodynamic therapy applications: computational study of the effect of bromine substitution on1O2photosensitization|
MAZZONE, Gloria (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|