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Fluorescent indicators based on BODIPY

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This critical review covers the advances made using the 4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) scaffold as a fluorophore in the design, synthesis and application of fluorescent indicators for pH, metal ions, anions, biomolecules, reactive oxygen species, reactive nitrogen species, redox potential, chemical reactions and various physical phenomena. The sections of the review describing the criteria for rational design of fluorescent indicators and the mathematical expressions for analyzing spectrophotometric and fluorometric titrations are applicable to all fluorescent probes (206 references).

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17 May 2011
First published
28 Jul 2011

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 1130-1172
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Critical Review

Fluorescent indicators based on BODIPY

N. Boens, V. Leen and W. Dehaen, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 1130
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15132K

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