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Excited-state intramolecular proton-transfer (ESIPT) based fluorescence sensors and imaging agents

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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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Submitted
04 Sep 2018
First published
26 Oct 2018

This article is Open Access

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018,47, 8842-8880
Article type
Review Article

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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