Fluorescent "light-up" bioprobes based on tetraphenylethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission characteristics

Hui Tong, Yuning Hong, Yongqiang Dong, Matthias Häußler, Jacky W.Y. Lam, Zhen Li, Zufeng Guo, Zhihong Guo, Ben Zhong Tang

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Abstract

Aggregation in poor solvents and complexation with calf thymus DNA and bovine serum albumin turn "on" the fluorescence of tetraphenylethylene derivatives, due to the restriction of intra-molecular rotations of the dyes in the aggregates and complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3705-3707
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number35
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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