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A water-soluble tetraphenylethene based probe for luminescent carbon dioxide detection and its biological application

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Abstract

A water-soluble fluorescent CO2 gas probe based on a tetraphenylethene derivative (TPE-ONa) has been developed. After bubbling CO2 into the detection solution, a remarkable color change and fluorescence enhancement could be observed. A porous film was successfully fabricated by mixing TPE-ONa with sodium carboxymethyl cellulose in water, which can serve as an efficient CO2 gas detection system. More importantly, TPE-ONa exhibits low cytotoxicity towards live cells and has the ability to monitor the external CO2 concentration changes of living cells.

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Submitted
14 Oct 2015
Accepted
16 Oct 2015
First published
28 Oct 2015

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 11850-11856
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A water-soluble tetraphenylethene based probe for luminescent carbon dioxide detection and its biological application

Y. Ma, Y. Zeng, H. Liang, C. Ho, Q. Zhao, W. Huang and W. Wong, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 11850
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC03327F

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