Department of Chemistry
A potential water-soluble ytterbium-based porphyrin–cyclen dual bio-probe for Golgi apparatus imaging and photodynamic therapy
An amphiphilic water-soluble ytterbium complex which is photo-selective, functional and Golgi apparatus specific has been designed as a responsive dual probe capable of sensitizing emission within the biological window (660 and 750 nm), generating the singlet oxygen (ΦΔ = 0.45) and triggering local cell damage only upon exposure to visible and near-infrared laser excitation. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Royal Society of Chemistry
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Zhang, J., Li, H., Chan, C., Lan, R., Chan, W., Law, G., Wong, W., & Wong, K. (2012). A potential water-soluble ytterbium-based porphyrin–cyclen dual bio-probe for Golgi apparatus imaging and photodynamic therapy. Chemical Communications, 48 (77), 9646-9648. https://doi.org/10.1039/C2CC34963A