Selective BODIPY® based fluorescent chemosensor for imaging Pb 2+ ion in living cells

Mukulesh Baruah, Eric D. Huntimer, Mahmoud S. Ahmed, Adam D. Hoppe, Fathi T. Halaweish

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A new fluorescent probe has been designed and synthesized by linking dicarboxylate pseudocrown ether to the BODIPY® (4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a- diaza-s-indacene) fluorophore. The probe allows determination of free lead ions in living cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4273-4275
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number33
StatePublished - Aug 15 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • BODIPY® (4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene)
  • COS-7 cells
  • Fluorescent chemosensor
  • Lead fluorescent probe
  • Vilsmayer formylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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