A red fluorescent turn-on probe for hydrogen sulfide and its application in living cells

Xingyu Qu, Cuijuan Li, Huachao Chen, John Mack, Zijian Guo, Zhen Shen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

109 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A novel selective fluorescent chemosensor 1 has been synthesized with a phenanthrene-fused dipyrromethene structure. Selective binding of Cu2+ by 1 results in a complex that displays high selectivity and sensitivity for H2S. The signal transduction occurs via reversible formation–separation of the Cu-1 complex and CuS. Its potential utility for biological applications was confirmed by fluorescence imaging of H2S in live cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7510-7512
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A red fluorescent turn-on probe for hydrogen sulfide and its application in living cells'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this