In this investigation, a new terpyridine metal complex was developed as a probe for selective detection of ATP and imaging of melanoma cells. The probe takes advantage of the ability of the metal complex to be transformed to its imaging competent turn-on state through assembly with ATP.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
J.Y. acknowledges financial support from a grant from the National Creative Research Initiative programs of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean government (MSIP) (No. 2012R1A3A2048814). H.B Cheng acknowledges financial support provided by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21502195).
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- optical imaging
- supramolecular chemistry