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Electrospray ionization was used to produce distributions of gas-phase cluster ions from solutions of sodium and potassium tetrafluoroborate. The majority of the cluster species followed the trend (MBF(4))(n)M(+), where M=Na and K. The values of n, for both salts, ranged from 1-15. Collision induced dissociation (MS/MS and MS(n)) in an ion trap mass(More)
Electrospray ionization was used to generate gas phase complexes of Ag+ with selected alpha-amino acids. Following storage (isolation without collisional activation) in an ion trap mass spectrometer, the mass spectra produced from the complexes of Ag+ with alpha-amino acids such as alanine, valine and tert-leucine contained peaks consistent with the(More)
A non-aggregated Zn(ii)octa(2,6-diphenylphenoxy) phthalocyanine (coded as TT80) has been used as a hole-transporting material for perovskite solar cells. The cells were fabricated under three different configurations by changing the uptake solvent (chlorobenzene or toluene) and incorporating additives (bis(trifluoromethane) sulfonimide lithium salt (LiTFSI)(More)
A novel supramolecular electron donor-acceptor hybrid (2·1) and an electron donor-acceptor conjugate (3), both exhibiting a remarkably shifted Q band in the NIR region of the solar spectrum, were prepared. Irradiation of the supramolecular ensemble 2·1 within the visible range leads to a nanosecond lived radical-ion pair state(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is based on exposing a light-sensitive material that has been localized in target tissues with visible light. In the current study, symmetric Zn(II) octaoctadodecylphthalocyanine (1) and the asymmetrically substituted hydroxyhexyloxy derivative (2) were examined as a multifunctional agent for tumour nuclear imaging and for PDT(More)
Novel octylthio-containing asymmetrically substituted Zn(II) phthalocyanine (Zn(II)Pc1) and a symmetric derivative (Zn(II)Pc2) have been prepared to investigate the biological potential and ability to photosensitize singlet oxygen for photodynamic therapy applications. In this study, the singlet oxygen generation potential and in vitro photodynamic(More)
A near IR absorbing phthalocyanine bearing four binaphtyl group has been synthesized in order to investigate its cytotoxicity and intracellular uptake of sensitizer on MCF-7 (human breast cancer), MDAH (ovarian cancer), HeLa (human epitheloid cervix carcinoma), EMT-6 (mouse breast cancer) and WI-38 (human fibroblast lung) cell lines. ZnPc showed four time(More)
The detailed synthesis and characterization of four ruthenium(II) complexes [RuLL'(NCS)2 ] is reported, in which L represents a 2,2'-bipyridine ligand functionalized at the 4,4' positions with benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene derivatives (BDT) and L' is 2,2'-bipyridine-4,4'-dicarboxylic acid unit (dcbpy) (NCS=isothiocyanate). The reaction conditions were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Pancreatic cancer is very common and difficult to diagnose in early stage. Imaging systems for diagnosing cancer have many disadvantages. However, combining different imaging modalities offers synergistic advantages. Optical imaging is the most multidirectional and widely used imaging modality in both clinical practice and research.(More)