A highly selective fluorescent probe for cadmium ions in aqueous solution and living cells

Qiaoling Liu, Lixia Feng, Caixia Yuan, Lin Zhang, Shaomin Shuang, Chuan Dong, Qin Hu, Martin M F CHOI*

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Abstract

An organic salt based on double 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives as fluorophores and BAPTA as a receptor has been designed for detection of Cd2+. The fluorescent probe exhibits high selectivity for Cd2+ and a low detection limit of 20 nM in aqueous solution, making it useful for Cd2+ imaging in living MCF-7 cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2498-2501
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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