Copper-mediated phospha-annulation to attain water-soluble polycyclic luminophores

Andrey Belyaev, Yi Ting Chen, Shih Hao Su, Yu Jui Tseng, Antti J. Karttunen, Sergey P. Tunik, Pi Tai Chou*, Igor O. Koshevoy

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A 6-membered P-heterocycle has been fused with a polyaromatic framework through intramolecular transformation of anthracene-based phosphine induced by CuCl2. The resulting water soluble phosphonium fluorophores exhibit extremely high quantum efficiency along with prominent stability and low toxicity that make them suitable for one- and two-photon imaging purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10954-10957
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number79
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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