A selective fluorescent sensor for imaging Cd2+ in living cells

Xiaojun Peng, Jianjun Du, Jiangli Fan, Jingyun Wang, Yunkou Wu, Jianzhang Zhao, Shiguo Sun, Tao Xu

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A selective sensor 1 for the fluorescent imaging of Cd2+ in living cells has been designed and synthesized based on an internal charge transfer (ICT) mechanism. It can distinguish Cd2+ from Zn2+ and can be used in both general fluorescence intensity microscopy and ratiometric fluorescence microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1500-1501
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 14 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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    Peng, X., Du, J., Fan, J., Wang, J., Wu, Y., Zhao, J., Sun, S., & Xu, T. (2007). A selective fluorescent sensor for imaging Cd2+ in living cells. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129(6), 1500-1501. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja0643319