Authors: AIBIN WU, LIPING DUAN
Abstract: A heptamethine cyanine-based sensor (1) was designed and synthesized by incorporating heptamethine cyanine fluorophore and methylpiperazine. Sensor 1 exhibited good response to the change of pH levels, and a large Stokes shift (>100 nm) was obtained. Fluorescent image experiments in living cells further demonstrated its potential applications in biological systems.
Keywords: Fluorescent image, heptamethine cyanine, pH sensor
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