Fast uptake, water-soluble, mitochondria-specific erbium complex for a dual function molecular probe - Imaging and photodynamic therapy

Tao Zhang, Chi Fai Chan, Jianhua Hao, Ga Lai Law, Wai Kwok Wong, Ka Leung Wong

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A water-soluble, mitochondria-permeable erbium(iii) complex has been designed as a responsive bi-functional probe. This may be used to induce the mild formation of singlet oxygen (ΦΔ= 0.10) and causes local damage in cellulo when exposed to UV and near-infrared laser excitation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-385
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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