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By blocking the intramolecular twisted internal charge transfer (TICT) process, we designed and sythesized the first TICT-based fluorescent probe for hydrogen sulfide. The new probe exhibits high selectivity, good membrane-permeability and is suitable for visualization of exogenous and endogenous hydrogen sulfide in living cells.
Most of the near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent copper ion probes are coordination-based, and the fluorescence enhancement is between 10 and 20 folds. Herein, a novel NIR fluorescent dye named CSCN with excellent photostability and a reaction-based Cu(2+) NIR probe named CSCN-Cu were reported. CSCN exhibited good photostability toward photo irradiation. CSCN-Cu(More)
A kind of novel hydrogelator based on (-)-menthol, a traditional cooling compound, tailed by an amino acid derivate through an alkyl chain, has been designed and synthesized. The hydrogelator containing an l-lysine can form a stable hydrogel with thixotropic character in a large pH range. An interesting feature is that the viscoelastic character of the(More)
H2O2 as one of the most important ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) has more attack activity to biomolecules such as DNA, RNA, protein and enzyme in alkaline environment and leads to a series of disease. However, no attention has been paid to the fluorescent detection of H2O2 in alkaline environment in the past. Herein, we reported the first ratiometric(More)
A series of aluminium alkyl complexes {PhC(NR')(NR'')}AlR(2) (4a-n, R' = 2,6-(i)Pr(2)C(6)H(3), 2,6-Me(2)C(6)H(3); R'' = aryl groups with various ortho-, para- or meta-substituents, tert-butyl; R = methyl, ethyl) bearing non-symmetrically N-substituted benzamidinate ligands were synthesized via the reaction of trialkylaluminium and the corresponding(More)
Photochromism in a diarylethene derivative (1O) can be gated by a host-guest interaction where the thiazole orange groups are bound into the hydrophobic cavity of CB[8] in water. The closed-ring isomer (1C), which cannot be obtained freely in aqueous solution, survives even when the complex is dissociated by displacement from CB[8] by competition with(More)
It is important to detect hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) near mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) because mtDNA is more prone to oxidative attack than nuclear DNA (nDNA). In this study, a mitochondria-targeted fluorescence probe, pep3-NP1, has been designed and synthesized. The probe contains a DNA-binding peptide, a H2O2 fluorescence reporter, and a positively charged red(More)
Three alkynylplatinum(ii) bipyridyl complexes in which two cholesterol groups are combined with a bipyridyl group via alkyl chains and amido bonds were designed and synthesized. The complexes have different lengths of ethylene glycol chains at the para-position of 1-phenylethyne. All three complexes can self-assemble to gel networks in DMSO, while only the(More)
Sn(2+) is usually added to toothpaste to prevent dental plaque and oral disease. However, studies of its physiological role and bacteriostatic mechanism are restricted by the lack of versatile Sn(2+) detection methods applicable to live cells, including Streptococcus mutans. Here we report two Sn(2+) fluorescent probes containing a rhodamine B derivative as(More)
Two guanosine analogues have been designed and synthesized by connecting one (1) or three adamantane branches (2). The compound containing a single adamantane branch formed G-quartets in acetonitrile solution, and was then transformed into a G-ribbon gel at concentrations higher than the critical gelation concentration. In contrast, the compound with three(More)