Acridinium benzoates for ratiometric fluorescence imaging of cellular viscosity†
A series of fluorescent molecular rotors, acridinium benzoates (Acr-A,B,C,D), were designed for ratiometrically monitoring cellular viscosity. High sensitivity to viscosity was observed in probe Acr-A with an insignificant steric effect in the acridinium nitrogen. Acr-A was employed to distinguish cancer cells from normal cells and track the dynamics of viscosity during cellular apoptosis.
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