Near-infrared fluorescent probe for sensitive detection of Pb(II) ions in living cells
Department of Chemistry
A new near-infrared fluorescent probe (NIR-PbP) for sensitive detection of Pb(II) ions in solution and living cells has been rationally designed and synthesized. The NIR-PbP is inherently non-fluorescent and gains fluorescence in the presence Pb(II) ions. The ion detection is based on Pb(II)-induced unmasking the fluorophore through the opening of the spyrocycle, with more than 500-fold fluorescence enhancement for sub-micromolar Pb(II) concentration. The NIR-PbP has high sensitivity, good photo-stability, low detection limit, and reversible response to Pb(II) ions.
Vegesna, G. K.,
Near-infrared fluorescent probe for sensitive detection of Pb(II) ions in living cells.
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