Facile Deprotection of F-BODIPYs using Methylboronic Acid
Smith, Craig D.
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4,4-Difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacenes (F-BODIPYs) are deprotected through removal of the –BF2 moiety upon treatment with methylboronic acid. The tolerance of various substitution patterns about the dipyrrinato core is demonstrated via the deprotection of thirteen F-BODIPYs and an F-aza-BODIPY. Work-up with aq. HBr affords the desired dipyrrin HBr salt in quantitative yield without need for purification.