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  • Inventor(s):
    Bradley D. Smith
    Patent Number:
    US 9353092 B2

    The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for the synthesis and use of croconaine compounds. The disclosed compounds are easily prepared from croconic acid. A halothiophene is reacted with an alkanolamine, the resulting aminothiophene is modified by appending a desired functional group to the hydroxyl group, and the modified aminothiophene is reacted with croconic acid to form the final compound. Applications of such croconaine compounds include photothermal imaging, phototherm…

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