Environment-sensitive two-photon probe for intracellular free magnesium ions in live tissue

Hwan Myung Kim, Cheol Jung, Bo Ra Kim, Soon Young Jung, Jin Hee Hong, Young Gyu Ko, Kyoung J. Lee, Bong Rae Cho

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(Figure Presented) "Green" emission: A novel two-photon fluorescent probe that can detect intracellular free Mg2+ ions at a depth of a few hundred micrometers in live tissue was developed. The emission from the Mg2+-probe complex (green) shows little interference from association of the probe with other intracellular metal ions or with the cell membrane (blue).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3460-3463
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 29



  • Fluorescent probes
  • Imaging agents
  • Magnesium
  • Two-photon processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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