Photodelivery of β-phenylethylamines

Sumin Lee, Seung Yeon Yi, Youngmin You

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We have developed the first photodonors for the trace amino neurotransmitters, β-phenylethylamine (DPSY1) and β-methylphenylethylamine (DPSY2). Our photodonors react rapidly with photosensitized singlet dioxygen (1O2) to yield the amines. The photodelivery of β-phenylethylamine into aqueous solutions by employing liposome scaffolds is successfully demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7842-7847
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 21

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Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge the grants from the MSIP of Korea through the GFP (CISS-2012M3A6A6054204), the Basic Research Laboratory Program (NRF-2019R1A4A1029052) and the Midcareer Research Program (NRF-2019R1A2C2003969).

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© The Royal Society of Chemistry.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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