Observation of the selective staining of chromosomal DNA in dividing cells using a luminescent terbium(iii) complex

Ga Lai Law, Cornelia Man, David Parker, James W. Walton

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

44 Citations (Scopus)


The emission intensity of a monocationic Tb or Eu(iii) complex of a bis(1-azaxanthone) ligand is enhanced in the presence of serum albumin; the lanthanide complex stains dividing cells, allowing visualisation of mitotic chromosomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2391-2393
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

Cite this