Crosslinked dendronized polyols as a general approach to brighter and more stable fluorophores

Ying Li, Yugang Bai, Nan Zheng, Yang Liu, Gretchen A. Vincil, Benjamin J. Pedretti, Jianjun Cheng, Steven C. Zimmerman

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Abstract

Fluorescent, aqueous-soluble, crosslinked dendronized polyols (CDPs) are obtained through a sequential process involving ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), intra-chain ring-closing metathesis (RCM), and hydrolysis. This general strategy improves the quantum yields (QYs), brightness, and photostability of five common fluorophores whose emission wavelengths cover 150 nm. Additionally, the availability of the polymeric fluorophore to the cytosomes opens the door to applications in bioimaging and intracellular delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3781-3784
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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