Jorge Bañuelos-Prieto

Basque Country University (UPV/EHU)

Dr. Jorge Bañuelos Prieto is an associate professor at the Physical Chemistry Department of the Basque Country University (UPV/EHU). He was born in 1976 and received his PhD (2004) from the same university under the guidance of Profs. Iñigo and Fernando López Arbeloa. From then to 2006 he was assistant lecturer, and after that lecturer until 2011 when he got his actual position in UPV/EHU. In 2006 he did a postdoctoral stay with Prof. Gion Calzaferri at Bern University (Switzerland). He belongs to the Molecular Spectroscopic Group at UPV/EHU and his main research topic is the computationally assisted design and photophysical characterization of organic fluorophores in solution and solid hosts for photonic and biophotonic applications. He has published around a hundred research articles in reputed and indexed scientific journals.

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Nowadays, dye chemistry is a booming area of research. In particular, BODIPY fluorophore dyes are in the spotlight since their chromophore allows the design of tailor-made molecules for specific (bio)technological purposes. BODIPY Dyes: A Privilege Molecular Scaffold with Tunable Properties aims to highlight such chemical versatility and modulable photophysical and electrochemical properties. The second and the third chapter deal with BODIPYs in chemosensing and as labels for bioimaging. The fourth chapter focuses on their electroluminescence and redox properties, and their role in photocatalysis. The fifth chapter provides deeper insight into the degradation mechanisms in acid and basic media. The book aims to overview the state of the art of BODIPYs and inspire readers involved in dye chemistry.

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