Carboranes containing two-photon sensitive fluorescent probes for microscopy

Xiao Hua Sun, Jean François Nicoud, Ricky M S Wong*, Frédéric Bolze

*Corresponding author for this work

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Carborane containing systems are of growing emphasis in biological applications. Many systems are nowadays described for potential use in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. Nevertheless, only few systems containing a carborane moiety and presenting an important two-photon excited fluorescence are described in the literature. We which to present here the few systems built with a carborane moiety, presenting a significant twophoton excited fluorescence and used in two-photon excited microscopy on cell culture. We also present a new pathway to obtain di-ethynyl symmetrically substituted p-carborane for an easy preparation of π-expanded conjugated systems based on p-carborane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-209
Number of pages9
JournalNonlinear Optics Quantum Optics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation

User-Defined Keywords

  • Carborane-two-photon absorption
  • Fluorescence
  • Two-photon excited microscopy


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