Thiol-reactive luminescent lanthanide chelates: Part 2

Pinghua Ge, Paul R. Selvin

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Luminescent lanthanide complexes have unusual spectroscopic characteristics, including millisecond excited-state lifetime and sharply spiked emission spectra. These characteristics make them valuable alternatives to conventional organic fluorescent probes in detection applications and for measuring nanometer-scale conformational changes in biomolecules via resonance energy transfer. Our group has previously reported the syntheses and application of various luminescence complexes that have polyaminocarboxylate chelates coupled to a carbostyril antenna and thiol or amine-reactive groups. Here we report the syntheses of new thiol-reactive forms of DTPA-cs124 chelates, including two iodoacetamide forms (phenylalanine-iodoacetamide and ethylenediamine iodoacetamide) and two methane-thio-sulfonate forms (ethylmethanethiosulfonate and carboxyethylmethanethiosulfonate). In addition, we have developed an improved synthesis of a previously reported maleimide form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)870-876
Number of pages7
JournalBioconjugate Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Organic Chemistry


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