Mitochondria-specific phosphorescent imaging and tracking in living cells with an AIPE-active iridium(iii) complex.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

PubMedID: 24141977

Chen Y, Qiao L, Yu B, Li G, Liu C, Ji L, Chao H. Mitochondria-specific phosphorescent imaging and tracking in living cells with an AIPE-active iridium(iii) complex. Chem Commun (Camb). 2013;49(94):11095-7.
An AIPE-active iridium(iii) complex was found to possess high specificity for mitochondria, superior photostability, low cytotoxicity, and high resistance to the loss of mitochondrial membrane potential. Thus, this complex can be used for mitochondrial imaging and tracking in living cells.