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Author (up) Carreno, A.; Gacitua, M.; Fuentes, J.A.; Paez-Hernandez, D.; Penaloza, J.P.; Otero, C.; Preite, M.; Molins, E.; Swords, W.B.; Meyer, G.J.; Manriquez, J.M.; Polanco, R.; Chavez, I.; Arratia-Perez, R. pdf  doi
  Title Fluorescence probes for prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells using Re(CO)(3)(+) complexes with an electron withdrawing ancillary ligand Type
  Year 2016 Publication New Journal Of Chemistry Abbreviated Journal New J. Chem.  
  Volume 40 Issue 9 Pages 7687-7700  
  Abstract Research in fluorescence microscopy presents new challenges, especially with respect to the development of new metal-based fluorophores. In this work, new fac-[Re(CO)(3)(bpy)L]PF6 (C3) and fac[ Re(CO)(3)(dmb)L]PF6 (C4) complexes, where L is an ancillary ligand, E-2-((3-amino-pyridin-4-ylimino)-methyl)-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol, both exhibiting an intramolecular hydrogen bond, have been synthesized for use as preliminary probes for fluorescence microscopy. The complexes were characterized using chemical techniques such as UV-vis, H-1-NMR, TOCSY, FT-IR, cyclic voltammetry, mass spectrometry (EI-MS 752.22 M+ for C3 and 780.26 M+ for C4) and DFT calculations including spin-orbit effects. The electron withdrawing nature of the ancillary ligand L in C3 and C4 explains their electrochemical behavior, which shows the oxidation of Re-I at 1.84 V for C3 and at 1.88 V for C4. The UV-vis absorption and emission properties have been studied at room temperature in acetonitrile solution. The complexes show luminescent emission with a large Stokes shift (lambda(ex) = 366 nm, lambda(em) = 610 nm for C3 and lambda(ex) = 361 nm, lambda(em) = 560 nm for C4). The TDDFT calculations suggest that an experimental mixed absorption band at 360 nm could be assigned to MLCT (d(Re) -> pi*(dmb)) and LLCT (pi(L) -> pi*(dmb)) transitions. We have also assessed the cytotoxicity of C3 and C4 in an epithelial cell line (T84). We found that 12.5 μg ml(-1) of C3 or C4 is the minimum concentration needed to kill 80% of the cell population, as determined by neutral red uptake. Finally, the potential of C3 and C4 as biological dyes for use in fluorescent microscopy was assessed in bacteria (Salmonella enterica) and yeasts (Candida albicans and Cryptococcus spp.), and in an ovarian cancer cell line (SKOV-3). We found that in all cases, both C3 and C4 are suitable compounds to be used as fluorescent dyes for biological purposes. In addition, we present evidence suggesting that these rhenium(I) tricarbonyl complexes may be also useful as differential fluorescent dyes in yeasts (Candida albicans and Cryptococcus spp.), without the need for antibodies.  
  Address [Carreno, A.; Paez-Hernandez, D.; Arratia-Perez, R.] Univ Andres Bello, Ctr Appl Nanosci CENAP, Fisicoquim Mol, Republ 275, Santiago, Chile, Email:;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Royal Soc Chemistry Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1144-0546 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000382820000056 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 656  
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