A novel colorimetric and ratiometric fluorescent probe for sensing SO2 derivatives and their bio-imaging in living cells
We report a novel fluorescent probe HBN–TCF for the detection of SO2 derivatives. This probe exhibited near-infrared fluorescence emission with an excitation wavelength of 620 nm. After reacting with SO32−, the emission channel at 664 nm decreased, while the new strong emission channel at 482 nm increased (λex = 400 nm), with a large emission distance (Δλ = 182 nm) observed. This probe exhibited the rapid and selective detection of SO2 derivatives compared with other sulfur-containing species and featured a low detection limit (82 nM). This colorimetric and ratiometric fluorescent probe showed high selectivity and sensitivity for detecting SO2 derivatives. The probe was also successfully exploited for the fluorescence imaging of intracellular and exogenous SO2 derivatives in BEL-7402 cells.
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