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Issue 7, 2014
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Al3+ selective colorimetric and fluorescent red shifting chemosensor: application in living cell imaging

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Abstract

We report the development of a fluorescent probe based on the benzothiazole unit to monitor intracellular Al3+ levels in living cells. The fluorescent probe exhibits a fluorescence response towards Al3+ under physiological conditions with high sensitivity and selectivity and even facilitates naked-eye detection of Al3+. The fluorescence intensity was significantly quenched with red shifting upon addition of 0.5 equiv. of Al3+. The simple and cost effective receptor avails rapid detection of Al3+ ions at concentrations as low as 0.42 μM and is expected to be effective for the design of efficient biological sensor.

Graphical abstract: Al3+ selective colorimetric and fluorescent red shifting chemosensor: application in living cell imaging

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The article was received on 04 Oct 2013, accepted on 07 Nov 2013 and first published on 12 Nov 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52770K
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 2895-2899
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    Al3+ selective colorimetric and fluorescent red shifting chemosensor: application in living cell imaging

    R. Patil, A. Moirangthem, R. Butcher, N. Singh, A. Basu, K. Tayade, U. Fegade, D. Hundiwale and A. Kuwar, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 2895
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52770K

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