Publications by Author: Bellinger-Buckley, Stephanie

2014
Shining light on the dark side of imaging: excited state absorption enhancement of a bis-styryl BODIPY photoacoustic contrast agent.
M. Frenette, et al., “Shining light on the dark side of imaging: excited state absorption enhancement of a bis-styryl BODIPY photoacoustic contrast agent.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 136, pp. 15853–15856, 2014. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A first approach toward understanding the
targeted design of molecular photoacoustic contrast agents
(MPACs) is presented. Optical and photoacoustic Z-scan
spectroscopy was used to identify how nonlinear (excitedstate)
absorption contributes to enhancing the photoacoustic
emission of the curcuminBF2 and bis-styryl
(MeOPh)2BODIPY dyes relative to Cy3.