Reaction-based fluorescent and chemiluminescent probes for formaldehyde detection and imaging

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Author(s)

  • Shumei Huang
  • Zejun Li
  • Minghui Liu
  • Mengjiao Zhou
  • Jintao Weng
  • Yong He
  • Yin Jiang
  • Huatang Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1442-1453
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Volume58
Issue number10
Online published6 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2022

Abstract

Formaldehyde (FA), a reactive carbonyl species, is classified as Group 1 carcinogen by International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2004. In addition, clinical studies have implicated that elevated levels of FA have been associated with different kinds of diseases, such as neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, and chronic liver and heart disorders. However, in addition to the direct inhalation of FA in the environment, most organisms can also produce FA endogenously by demethylases and oxidases during the metabolism of amino acids and xenobiotics. Since FA plays an important role in physiological and pathological processes, developing reliable and efficient methods to monitor FA levels in biological samples is crucial. Reaction-based fluorescent/chemiluminescent probes have provided robust methods for FA detection and real-time visualization in living organisms. In this highlight, we will summarize the major developments in the structure design and applications of FA probes in recent years. Three main strategies for designing FA probes have been discussed and grouped by different reaction mechanisms. In addition, some miscellaneous reaction mechanisms have also been discussed. We also highlight novel applications of these probes in biological systems, which offer powerful tools to discover the diverse functions of FA in physiology and pathology processes.

Research Area(s)

  • PERFORMANCE LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY, TURN-ON PROBE, LIVING CELLS, SELECTIVE DETECTION, ENDOGENOUS FORMALDEHYDE, MONITORING FORMALDEHYDE, QUANTITATIVE DETECTION, REVERSIBLE DETECTION, SENSITIVE DETECTION, FLUOROGENIC PROBE

Citation Format(s)

Reaction-based fluorescent and chemiluminescent probes for formaldehyde detection and imaging. / Huang, Shumei; Li, Zejun; Liu, Minghui et al.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 58, No. 10, 04.02.2022, p. 1442-1453.

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