A potential water-soluble ytterbium-based porphyrin-cyclen dual bio-probe for Golgi apparatus imaging and photodynamic therapy

Jing Xiang Zhang, Hongguang Li, Chi Fai Chan, Rongfeng Lan, Wai Lun Chan, Ga Lai Law, Wai Kwok Wong, Ka Leung Wong

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An amphiphilic water-soluble ytterbium complex which is photo-selective, functional and Golgi apparatus specific has been designed as a responsive dual probe capable of sensitizing emission within the biological window (660 and 750 nm), generating the singlet oxygen (ΦΔ= 0.45) and triggering local cell damage only upon exposure to visible and near-infrared laser excitation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9646-9648
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2012

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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