School of Chinese Medicine
Phosphorescent imaging of living cellsusing a cyclometalated iridium(III) complex
A cell permeable cyclometalated iridium(III) complex has been developed as a phosphorescent probe for cell imaging. The iridium(III) solvato complex [Ir(phq)2(H2O]2)] preferentially stains the cytoplasm of both live and dead cells with a bright luminescence. © 2013 Ma et al.
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Ma, Dik-Lung, Hai-Jing Zhong, Wai-Chung Fu, Daniel Shiu-Hin Chan, Hiu-Yee Kwan, Wang-Fun Fong, Lai-Hon Chung, Chun-Yuen Wong, and Chung-Hang Leung. "Phosphorescent imaging of living cellsusing a cyclometalated iridium(III) complex." PLoS ONE 8.2 (2013).