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

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  • University of Eastern Finland
  • National Taiwan University
  • St. Petersburg State University


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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