A highly selective and sensitive fluorescent turn-on sensor for Hg 2+ and its application in live cell imaging

Hua Lü, Liqin Xiong, Hanzhuang Liu, Mengxiao Yu, Zhen Shen, Fuyou Li, Xiaozeng You

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Abstract

A boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) derivative containing a tridentate diaza-oxa ligand (8H-BDP) was synthesized as a fluorescent turn-on chemosensor for Hg2+ with high sensitivity (detection limit ≤2 ppb), a rapid response time (≤5 seconds) and specific selectivity over other cations under physiological conditions and in live cells according to the confocal fluorescence microscopy experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2554-2558
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Volume7
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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