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An antimalarial drug, tafenoquine, as a fluorescent receptor for ratiometric detection of hypochlorite

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Abstract

Tafenoquine (TQ), a fluorescent antimalarial drug, was used as a receptor for the fluorometric detection of hypochlorite (OCl). TQ itself exhibits a strong fluorescence at 476 nm, but OCl-selective cyclization of its pentan-1,4-diamine moiety creates a blue-shifted fluorescence at 361 nm. This ratiometric response facilitates rapid, selective, and sensitive detection of OCl in aqueous media with physiological pH. This response is also applicable to a simple test kit analysis and allows fluorometric OCl imaging in living cells.

Graphical abstract: An antimalarial drug, tafenoquine, as a fluorescent receptor for ratiometric detection of hypochlorite

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The article was received on 01 May 2017, accepted on 06 Jun 2017 and first published on 13 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA04867J
Citation: RSC Adv., 2017,7, 30453-30458
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    An antimalarial drug, tafenoquine, as a fluorescent receptor for ratiometric detection of hypochlorite

    A. K. Das, N. Hayashi, Y. Shiraishi and T. Hirai, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 30453
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RA04867J

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