Pyrrolic molecular rotors acting as viscosity sensors with high fluorescence contrast

Seung Chul Lee, Jeongyun Heo, Jong Wan Ryu, Chang Lyoul Lee, Sehoon Kim, Joon Sung Tae, Byung Ohk Rhee, Sang Wook Kim, O. Pil Kwon

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Abstract

New pyrrolic viscosity sensors exhibit one order of magnitude higher fluorescence contrast compared to that of the conventional phenolic analogues due to the viscosity-sensitive rotation of the asymmetric pyrrole group and successfully demonstrate mapping of intracellular viscosity by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13695-13698
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number94
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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