Can luminescent Ru(II) polypyridyl dyes measure pH directly?

Two molecularly engineered Ru(II) complexes for direct pH optosensing in environmental or physiological media based on luminescence lifetime measurements-namely, Na(2)[Ru(bpds)(2)(F(15)ap)] and Na(2)[Ru(pbbs)(2)(pyim)] (where bpds = 2,2'-bipyridine-4,4'-disulfonate, F(15)ap = 5-perfluorooctanamide-1,10-phenanthroline, pbbs = 1,10-phenanthroline-4,7-(diyl… CONTINUE READING