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Frontispiece: Responsive, Water-Soluble Europium(III) Luminescent Probes

Frontispiece: Responsive, Water-Soluble Europium(III) Luminescent Probes
Matthieu Starck, David Parker, Sergey Shuvaev
Perturbation of the bright, red emission of europium coordination complexes is being used to signal real-time chemical changes in vitro and in cellulo. The design principles, mechanism of action and performance of europium(III) complexes that serve as strongly emissive and responsive molecular probes are critically discussed by S. Shuvaev, M. Starck and D. Parker in their Minireview on page 9974 ff. By understanding their key design principles and their mode of action, new probes for cations, anions, pH and for the local chiral chemical environment can be created. In this Minireview, selected examples are highlighted emphasising the need to take care in establishing reversibility of action and in calibration.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201784261

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