Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
Keine Benachrichtigungen
Sie haben noch keine Lesezeichen


Photostable Organic Two‐photon Dyes with Ultrahigh Brightness for Long‐term Fluorescence Imaging

Von Wiley-VCH zur Verfügung gestellt

Two-photon fluorescence imaging has become an indispensable technique for in vitro imaging. Whereas dyes commonly used for two-photon confocal imaging have poor optical stability under irradiation with a high-intensity femtosecond laser, this study present a photostable two-photon dye with ultrahigh brightness and inefficient intersystem crossing for long-term photostable fluorescence imaging with negligible photocytotxicity.


Developing photostable two-photon dyes with high brightness and negligible photocytotoxicity is of key importance in fluorescence imaging but remains a huge challenge. Here, a two-photon dye with ultrahigh brightness and photostability is demonstrated for high-performance long-term two-photon fluorescence imaging. By terminated donor engineering, the designed DBD shows a higher two-photon absorption cross-section (δ, 418 GM vs 329 GM) and photoluminescence quantum yield (ΦPL, 62.74% vs 54.63%) than its counterpart DBA. As a consequence, two-photon fluorescence brightness (δ×ΦPL) of DBD exhibits a 10-folded enhancement (262 GM vs 19 GM) in comparison with typical Coumarin 307 dye. More importantly, DBD displays ultrahigh photostability and negligible photobleaching under 10 min femtosecond laser irradiation, which stands in marked contrast to Coumarin 307. Furthermore, femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy ascribes this ultrahigh photostability and negligible photobleaching to the inefficient intersystem crossing. With these merits, DBD can be used long-term two-photon fluorescence imaging in vitro.

Zum Volltext

Überprüfung Ihres Anmeldestatus ...

Wenn Sie ein registrierter Benutzer sind, zeigen wir in Kürze den vollständigen Artikel.