Highly sensitive and selective near-infrared fluorescent probe for zinc and its application to macrophage cells.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

PubMedID: 17047780

Tang B, Huang H, Xu K, Tong L, Yang G, Liu X, An L. Highly sensitive and selective near-infrared fluorescent probe for zinc and its application to macrophage cells. Chem Commun (Camb). 2006;(34):3609-11.
A new highly sensitive and selective near-infrared fluorescent probe for zinc ion, based on photoinduced electron transfer (PET) mechanism, has been designed, synthesized, and applied to macrophage cells.