A disulfide-linked conjugate of ferrocenyl chalcone and silicon(iv) phthalocyanine as an activatable photosensitiser

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  • Janet T. F. Lau
  • Xiong-Jie Jiang
  • Dennis K. P. Ng
  • Pui-Chi Lo


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4274-4276
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2013
Externally publishedYes


A novel bis(ferrocenyl chalcone) silicon(iv) phthalocyanine has been prepared in which the disulfide linker can be cleaved by dithiothreitol. The separation of the ferrocenyl quencher and the phthalocyanine core greatly enhances the fluorescence emission, singlet oxygen production and in vitro photocytotoxicity. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.