Jump to main content
Jump to site search
Access to RSC content Close the message box

Continue to access RSC content when you are not at your institution. Follow our step-by-step guide.

Issue 1, 2018
Previous Article Next Article

Quinone-based fluorophores for imaging biological processes

Author affiliations


Quinones are privileged chemical structures playing crucial roles as redox and alkylating agents in a wide range of processes in cells. The broad functional array of quinones has prompted the development of new chemical approaches, including C–H bond activation and asymmetric reactions, to generate probes for examining their activity by means of fluorescence imaging. This tutorial review covers recent advances in the design, synthesis and applications of quinone-based fluorescent agents for visualizing specific processes in multiple biological systems, from cells to tissues and complex organisms in vivo.

Graphical abstract: Quinone-based fluorophores for imaging biological processes

Back to tab navigation

Article information

28 Jul 2017
First published
03 Nov 2017

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018,47, 12-27
Article type
Tutorial Review

Quinone-based fluorophores for imaging biological processes

G. G. Dias, A. King, F. de Moliner, M. Vendrell and E. N. da Silva Júnior, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 12
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00553A

Social activity

Search articles by author