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Viscosity is a fundamental physical parameter that influences diffusion in biological processes. The distribution of intracellular viscosity is highly heterogeneous, and it is challenging to obtain a full map of cellular viscosity with detailed organelle information. In this work, we report 1 as the first fluorescent viscosity probe which is able to(More)
Synthesis A solution of 250 mg (2.2 mmol, 5 eq) of 2-chloroacetyl chloride in 5 ml of dry CH 2 Cl 2 was added dropwise to a solution of 100 mg (0.44 mmol) 1 in 20 ml of dry CH 2 Cl 2 stirred at room temperature. After stirred 2 h at 40 o C, the solvent was removed under reduced pressure to give product 13 as a pale-yellow solid without further purification(More)
The fluorescence intensity of N,N-dimethyl-4-((2-methylquinolin-6-yl)ethynyl)aniline exhibits an unusual intensification with increasing temperature, by activating more vibrational bands and leading to stronger TICT emissions upon heating in dimethyl sulfoxide. Based on the different temperature dependence at various wavelengths, as shown in the TICT(More)
Replacing conventional dialkylamino substituents with a three-membered aziridine ring in naphthalimide leads to significantly enhanced brightness and photostability by effectively suppressing twisted intramolecular charge transfer formation. This replacement is generalizable in other chemical families of fluorophores, such as coumarin, phthalimide, and(More)
The emission intensities of coumarin 545 solution exhibit a low temperature dependence, with a record-low temperature coefficient of only ∼0.025% per °C. This monomer-aggregate coupled fluorescence system can be used for ratiometric temperature measurements with high spatial and temporal resolutions; three different working modes have been demonstrated.
Naphthoimidazolium groups can form unique ionic hydrogen bonds with anions as imidazolium moieties, and in addition, they are fluorescent, so no further elaborative synthesis is needed to introduce a fluorescent group. In this paper, three naphthoimidazolium derivatives were synthesized and studied for the recognition of nucleotides. Compound 1 composed of(More)
An ideal fluorescent probe should show the strongest affinity with the relevant target (binding-selectivity) by means of a selective fluorescence change (signal-selectivity). [15]aneNO(2)S(2) (1,4-dioxa-7,13-dithia-10-azacyclopentadecane) based probes usually show high binding selectivity for Ag(+) but signal selectivity for Hg(2+), because Ag(+) can quench(More)
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