A water-soluble tetraphenylethene based probe for luminescent carbon dioxide detection and its biological application

Yun Ma, Yi Zeng, Hua Liang, Cheuk Lam HO, Qiang Zhao*, Wei Huang, Wai Yeung WONG

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Abstract

A water-soluble fluorescent CO2 gas probe based on a tetraphenylethene derivative (TPE-ONa) has been developed. After bubbling CO2 into the detection solution, a remarkable color change and fluorescence enhancement could be observed. A porous film was successfully fabricated by mixing TPE-ONa with sodium carboxymethyl cellulose in water, which can serve as an efficient CO2 gas detection system. More importantly, TPE-ONa exhibits low cytotoxicity towards live cells and has the ability to monitor the external CO2 concentration changes of living cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11850-11856
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Volume3
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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