Hypochlorous acid has played several functions in the biological system. However, excess HOCl can cause damage to biomolecules and result in some diseases. Accordingly, a new fluorescent probe, BSP, has been developed for fast recognition of HOCl through the HOCl-induced oxidation of methyl phenyl sulfide to sulfoxide. The reaction of BSP with HOCl caused a 22-fold fluorescence enhancement (quantum yield increase from 0.006 to 0.133). The detection limit of HOCl is found to be 30 nM (S/N = 3). The fluorescence enhancement is due to the suppression of the photo-induced electron transfer from the methyl phenyl sulfide moiety to BODIPY. Eventually, the cellular fluorescence imaging experiment showed that BSP could be effectively used for monitoring HOCl in living cells.
|Journal||Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy|
|State||Published - 5 Jun 2020|
- Cell imaging
- Fluorescent probe