New Two-Photon-Absorbing Probe with Efficient Superfluorescent Properties
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Phys. Chem. B
2-PHOTON ABSORPTION; ONE-PHOTON; FLUORENE DERIVATIVES; FLUORESCENCE; ANISOTROPY; MULTIPHOTON MICROSCOPY; CROSS-SECTIONS; EXCITATION; 3-PHOTON; NM; Chemistry, Physical
The synthesis, linear photophysical, and photochemical parameters, two-photon absorption (2PA), and superfluorescence properties of 2,2'-(5,5'-(9,9-didecyl-9H-fluorene-2,7-diyl)bis(ethyne-2,1-diyl)bis(thiophene-5,2-diy1))dibenzo[d]thiazole (1) were investigated, suggesting its potential as an efficient fluorescent probe for bioimaging applications. The steady-state absorption, fluorescence, and excitation anisotropy spectra of 1 were measured in several organic solvents and aqueous media. Probe 1 exhibited high fluorescence quantum yield (similar to 0.7-0.8) and photochemical stability (photobleaching quantum yield similar to(3-7) x 10(-6)). The 2PA spectra were determined over a broad spectral range (640-920 nm) using a standard two-photon induced fluorescence method under femtosecond excitation. A well-defined two-photon allowed absorption band at 680-720 nm with corresponding 2PA cross sections delta(2PA) approximate to 800-900 GM was observed. The use of probe 1 in bioimaging was shown via one- and two-photon fluorescence imaging of HCT-116 cells. An amplification of the stimulated emission of 1 was demonstrated in organic solvents and thin polystyrene films, which potentially can be used for the development of new fluorescent labels with increased spectral brightness.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B
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