An activatable AIEgen probe for in-situ monitoring and long-term tracking of ferrous ions in living cells

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Original languageEnglish
Article number109271
Journal / PublicationDyes and Pigments
Volume190
Online published2 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Abstract

Homeostasis of iron ions takes part in a number of biological processes. Its dysregulation is associated with various diseases. However, the lack of effective fluorescent probe for detecting ferrous ion (Fe2+) severely hinders our in-depth understanding of its biological functions. Herein, the aggregation induced emission (AIE)-based probe QM-Fe for Fe2+ detection was reported. The probe demonstrated intriguing photophysical properties including near infrared emission, large Stokes shift as well as AIE characteristics. In aqueous solution, the probe also displayed rapid response, high sensitivity, and high selectivity towards Fe2+. More importantly, QM-Fe demonstrated great ability to detect endogenous and exogenous Fe2+ in living cells, showing superior property over the aggregation caused quenching (ACQ) probe DCM-Fe owing to in-situ monitoring and long-term tracking ability. We envision that this work will provide a solid basis for the development of next-generation Fe2+ fluorescent probes.

Research Area(s)

  • Aggression induced emission (AIE), Ferrous ion, Fluorescent probe, Large Stokes shift, Near infrared

Citation Format(s)

An activatable AIEgen probe for in-situ monitoring and long-term tracking of ferrous ions in living cells. / Yang, Liu; Chen, Qingxin; Gan, Shenglong; Guo, Qiang; Zhang, Jie; Zhang, Huatang; Xie, Yusheng; Xiao, Hanyue; Wang, Wanhe; Sun, Hongyan.

In: Dyes and Pigments, Vol. 190, 109271, 06.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review