Fluorescent detection of methylmercury by desulfurization reaction of rhodamine hydrazide derivatives

Young Keun Yang, Sung Kyun Ko, Injae Shin, Jinsung Tae

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Exposure to methylmercury causes severe damage to various tissues and organs in humans. Although a variety of fluorescent chemosensors have been exploited, only few biological monitoring systems for organomercury species have been described to date. In this report, we describe an irreversible rhodamine chemosensor for the detection of methylmercury and real-time monitoring of methylmercury in living cells and organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4590-4593
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 9


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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