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Characterization of a NIR absorbing thienyl curcumin contrast agent for photoacoustic imaging

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Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of a bis(2-dimethylaminothien-5-yl)curcumin boron difluoride chromophore is presented. Photophysical, electrochemical and computational investigations establish the properties of its absorption in the Vis-NIR spectral range relative to established curcumin dyes. Application of this thienyl curcumin dye as a photoacoustic contrast agent is investigated against the dicarbocyanine Cy5 dye in the 675–735 nm excitation range.

Graphical abstract: Characterization of a NIR absorbing thienyl curcumin contrast agent for photoacoustic imaging

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The article was received on 09 May 2018, accepted on 26 May 2018 and first published on 28 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03727B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 6352-6355
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    Characterization of a NIR absorbing thienyl curcumin contrast agent for photoacoustic imaging

    S. Bellinger, M. Hatamimoslehabadi, R. E. Borg, J. La, P. Catsoulis, F. Mithila, C. Yelleswarapu and J. Rochford, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 6352
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03727B

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