A strong two-photon induced phosphorescent Golgi-specific in vitro marker based on a heteroleptic iridium complex

Cheuk Lam Ho, K. L. Wong, H. K. Kong, Y. M. Ho, C. T.L. Chan, Wai Ming Kwok, K. S.Y. Leung, H. L. Tam, M. H.W. Lam, X. F. Ren, A. M. Ren, J. K. Feng, Wai Yeung Wong

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A new heteroleptic iridium complex demonstrated low cytotoxicity and near-infrared excitation (via two-photon absorption) for target-specific in vitro Golgi imaging in various cell lines (HeLa and A549 cells) with two-photon absorption cross section (∼350 GM) in DMSO.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2525-2527
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 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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