Hot paper : Eu(diketonato) Complexes with potential applications in biological assays.

In this NJC paper, Marina Lezhnina et al (Muenster University of Applied Sciences-Chemical Engineering, Germany) report the synthesis and photophysical properties of Eu complexes attached to epoxy-functionalized phenantroline ligands.

The authors show how these complexes can be conveniently attached to thiol groups, in the present example gluthathione, and still retain the characteristic red emission of Eu centers.

Luminescence of a Novel Eu(diketonato) – Epoxyphenanthroline Complex and Covalent Coupling to Peptides via the Epoxigroup Marina M. Lezhnina, Diana Hofmann, Beatrix Santiago-Schübel, Peter Klauth, Ulrich H. Kynast New J. Chem., 2012, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C2NJ40505A

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