Synthesis and optical properties of water-soluble biperylene-based dendrimers.

Shao P, Jia N, Zhang S, Bai M
Chem Commun (Camb). 2014 50 (42): 5648-51

PMID: 24733100 · PMCID: PMC4037920 · DOI:10.1039/c4cc01742k

We report the synthesis and photophysical properties of three biperylene-based dendrimers, which show red fluorescence in water. A fluorescence microscopy study demonstrated uptake of biperylene-based dendrimers in living cells. Our results indicate that these biperylene-based dendrimers are promising candidates in fluorescence imaging applications with the potential as therapeutic carriers.

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Cell Line, Tumor Chemistry Techniques, Synthetic Dendrimers Drug Carriers Humans Microscopy, Fluorescence Optical Phenomena Perylene Solubility Water

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