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PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55751. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055751. Epub 2013 Feb 14.

Phosphorescent imaging of living cells using a cyclometalated iridium (III) complex.

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Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China. edmondma@hkbu.edu.hk

Abstract

A cell permeable cyclometalated iridium(III) complex has been developed as a phosphorescent probe for cell imaging. The iridium(III) solvato complex [Ir(phq)2(H2O]2)] preferentially stains the cytoplasm of both live and dead cells with a bright luminescence.

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23457478
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PMC3573050
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10.1371/journal.pone.0055751
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