Expanding the Chemical Space of Biocompatible Fluorophores: Nanohoops in Cells

14 May 2018, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


The synthesis of the first aqueous-soluble version of the carbon nanohoop scaffold is reported and its imaging capabilities in live cells are demonstrated. This work establishes the nanohoops as a promising class of unexplored fluorophores for biological use.




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