Department of Chemistry
A highly selective fluorescent probe for cadmium ions in aqueous solution and living cells
An organic salt based on double 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives as fluorophores and BAPTA as a receptor has been designed for detection of Cd 2+. The fluorescent probe exhibits high selectivity for Cd 2+ and a low detection limit of 20 nM in aqueous solution, making it useful for Cd2+ imaging in living MCF-7 cells. © 2014 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Royal Society of Chemistry
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Liu, Qiaoling, Lixia Feng, Caixia Yuan, Lin Zhang, Shaomin Shuang, Chuan Dong, Qin Hu, and Martin M. F. Choi. "A highly selective fluorescent probe for cadmium ions in aqueous solution and living cells." Chemical Communications 50.19 (2014): 2498-2501.