A pH-responsive fluorescent probe and photosensitiser based on a self-quenched phthalocyanine dimer

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9065-9067
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Issue number72
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


A self-quenched zinc(ii) phthalocyanine dimer linked with an acid-sensitive ketal unit has been prepared, which can be activated in an acidic environment (pH = 5.0-6.5) as a result of the cleavage of the ketal linker and separation of the phthalocyanine units, resulting in enhanced fluorescence emission and singlet oxygen production. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.