Fluorescent sensing of monofunctional platinum species†
We report here FDCPt1, a novel selective fluorescent sensor for monofunctional platinum species. In the presence of such species, FDCPt1 exhibits a 70-fold increase in fluorescence emission, and can be used to monitor the metabolism of Pt(II)-based complexes in colorectal cancer cells. This probe is therefore expected to be valuable in studying changes in Pt coordination and distribution during chemotherapy.
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