A biotin-guided formaldehyde sensor selectively detecting endogenous concentrations in cancerous cells and tissues

Yun Hak Lee, Yonghe Tang, Peter Verwilst, Weiying Lin, Jong Seung Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

61 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A biotin appended formaldehyde sensor was found to specifically visualise both exogenous and endogenous levels of formaldehyde in biotin receptor positive cells over biotin negative cells by means of one- and two-photon excitation. The probe furthermore visualised endogenous levels of formaldehyde in tumour tissue slices up to 70 μm depth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11247-11250
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number75
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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 biotin-guided formaldehyde sensor selectively detecting endogenous concentrations in cancerous cells and tissues'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this