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Issue 23, 2018
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Excited-state intramolecular proton-transfer (ESIPT) based fluorescence sensors and imaging agents

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Abstract

In this review we will explore recent advances in the design and application of excited-state intramolecular proton-transfer (ESIPT) based fluorescent probes. Fluorescence based sensors and imaging agents (probes) are important in biology, physiology, pharmacology, and environmental science for the selective detection of biologically and/or environmentally important species. The development of ESIPT-based fluorescence probes is particularly attractive due to their unique properties, which include a large Stokes shift, environmental sensitivity and potential for ratiometric sensing.

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The article was received on 04 Sep 2018 and first published on 26 Oct 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00185E
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018,47, 8842-8880
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    Excited-state intramolecular proton-transfer (ESIPT) based fluorescence sensors and imaging agents

    A. C. Sedgwick, L. Wu, H. Han, S. D. Bull, X. He, T. D. James, J. L. Sessler, B. Z. Tang, H. Tian and J. Yoon, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 8842
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00185E

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