A superfluorescent fluorenyl probe with efficient two-photon absorption
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Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
OPTICAL-DATA STORAGE; ONE-PHOTON; CROSS-SECTIONS; FLUORESCENCE; ANISOTROPY; DERIVATIVES; CHROMOPHORES; QUADRUPOLAR; SUPERCONTINUUM; WAVELENGTH; ENERGY; Chemistry, Physical; Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical
The linear photophysical, excited state absorption (ESA), superfluorescence, and two-photon absorption (2PA) properties of 4,4'-(1E,1'E)-2,2'-(7,7'(1E,1'E)2,2'(4,4'-sulfonylbis(4,1-phenylene))-bis(ethane-2,1-diyl)bis(9,9-didecy-9H-fluorene7,2-diyl))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl) bis(N,N-diphenylaniline) (1) were investigated in organic and aqueous media with respect to its potential application in biological imaging. The analysis of linear photophysical properties revealed a rather complex nature of the main one-photon absorption band, strong solvatochromic effects in the steady-state fluorescence spectra, single-exponential fluorescence decay, and high fluorescence quantum yields in organic solvents (approximate to 1.0). The ESA spectra of 1 suggested potential for light amplification in nonpolar media while efficient superfluorescence in cyclohexane was demonstrated. The degenerate 2PA spectra of 1 were obtained over a broad spectral range (640-900 nm), using a standard two-photon induced fluorescence method under 1 kHz femtosecond excitation. Two well defined 2PA bands with maximum 2PA cross sections up to 1700 GM in the higher energy, short wavelength band and approximate to 1200 GM in the lower energy, long wavelength band of 1 were shown. The potential use of 1 in bioimaging was demonstrated via one-and two-photon in vitro fluorescence imaging of HCT 116 cells.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
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