Aggregation-induced near-infrared emitting platinum(ii) terpyridyl complex: Cellular characterisation and lysosome-specific localisation

Jiatao Wu, Yaqiong Li, Chunyan Tan, Xin Wang, Youming Zhang, Jun Song, Junle Qu, Wai Yeung Wong

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A novel near-infrared luminogen (TPE/TPY-Pt-PA/PEG) based on the terpyridyl Pt(ii) complex with a tetraphenylethene periphery is synthesised and characterised. It displays aggregation-induced emission with the formation of self-assembled nanostructures. The nanoparticles fabricated with TPE/TPY-Pt-PA/PEG show excellent biocompatibility with high specificity to lysosomes in HeLa cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11144-11147
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number79
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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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