Luminescent Rhenium(I) Polypyridine Complexes Appended with an α-D-Glucose Moiety as Novel Biomolecular and Cellular Probes

Man Wai Louie, Hua Wei Liu, Marco Ho Chuen Lam, Yun Wah Lam, Kenneth Kam Wing Lo

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Glowing sweets! Three luminescent rhenium(I) polypyridine complexes have been modified with an α-D-glucose moiety. Their biomolecular binding, bacterial staining, and cellular-uptake properties have been examined (see figure). Various experimental results have indicated that glucose transporters play a very important role in the cellular uptake of these glucose complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8304-8308
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number30
Early online date28 Jun 2011
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

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