Near-infrared dichromic fluorescent carbocyanine molecules

Zongren Zhang, Mikhail Y. Berezin, Jeff L.F. Kao, André D'Avignon, Mingfeng Bai, Samuel Achilefu

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Bilingual fluorescent molecules: An array of asymmetric carbocyanines capable of dual fluorescence emissions in the near-infrared region is described (see image). The fluorescent molecules are robust in different pH and solvents. Additionally, each fluorescence peak possesses a distinct fluorescence lifetime. These properties are retained after conjugation of the dyes with small bioactive peptides. (Graph Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3584-3587
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number19
StatePublished - Apr 28 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyanines
  • Dyes/pigments
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Near infrared
  • Optical molecular probes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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