Synthesis and characterization of naphthalenediimide-functionalized flavin derivatives

Nada Zainalabdeen, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mohanad Mousa Kareem, Vikas Nandwana, Graeme Cooke*, Vincent M. Rotello

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Two acceptor-acceptor dyads have been synthesized featuring a flavin moiety and a naphthalenediimide (NDI) unit. The NDI unit is linked to the flavin through a short spacer group via either the N(3) or N(10) positions of the flavin. We have investigated the UV-Vis and redox properties of these multi-electron accepting systems which indicate that these materials display the collective properties of their component systems. Fluorescence spectroscopy measurements have revealed that their emission properties are dominated by the flavin unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7468-7479
Number of pages12
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Flavin
  • Naphthalenediimide
  • Optical
  • Redox

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Catalysis
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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