Synthesis and luminescence studies of aryl substituted tetraamide complexes of europium(III): A new approach to pH responsive luminescent europium probes

Mark Woods, A. Dean Sherry

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DOTA-tetraamide ligands having extended phenol or pyridine substituents have been synthesized. The 5D07FJ δJ = 1 and 2 emission bands in the corresponding europium(III) complexes differ in their sensitivity to solution pH. This offers the potential for developing pH responsive probes for in vivo imaging that are independent of probe concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4401-4408
Number of pages8
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 14 2003


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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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