Responsive and reactive terbium complexes with an azaxanthone sensitiser and one naphthyl group: Applications in ratiometric oxygen sensing in vitro and in regioselective cell killing

Ga Lai Law, Robert Pal, Lars O. Palsson, David Parker, Ka Leung Wong

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A terbium complex has been designed that may be used to sensitise formation of singlet oxygen (em12%), allowing the creation of a ratiometric sensory system for pO2(versus the insensitive Eu analogue) and the definition of a reactive probe that can be used to cause local damage to cells loaded with the complex and exposed to laser excitation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7321-7323
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

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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