A trinuclear heterobimetallic Ru(II)/Pt(II) complex as a chemodosimeter selective for sulfhydryl-containing amino acids and peptides

Cheuk Fai Chow, Brenda K.W. Chiu, Michael H.W. Lam, Wai Yeung Wong

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A trinuclear heterobimetallic Ru(II)/Pt(II) complex, cis-{Ru(phen)2[CN-Pt(DMSO)Cl2]2} (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline), is able to function as a "switch-on" luminescent chemodosimeter for sulfhydryl-containing amino acids and peptides via specific binding of the amino acids/peptides with the Pt(II) centers and the subsequent cleavage of the Ru(II)-Pt(II) cyano-bridge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7802-7803
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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