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Responsive, water-soluble europium(III) luminescent probes.

Shuvaev, Sergey and Starck, Matthieu and Parker, David (2017) 'Responsive, water-soluble europium(III) luminescent probes.', Chemistry : a European journal., 23 (42). pp. 9974-9989.


The design principles, mechanism of action and performance of europium(III) complexes that serve as strongly emissive and responsive molecular probes in water are critically discussed. Examples of systems designed to assess pH, selected metal ions and anions, including chiral species, as well as selected small molecules and biopolymers are considered, and prospects evaluated for improved performance in more complex biological media such as in bio-fluids and within living cells. Modulation of the emission spectral form, lifetime and degree of circular polarisation can be used to quantify the spectral response and permit calibration.

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Publisher statement:This is the accepted version of the following article: Shuvaev, Sergey, Starck, Matthieu & Parker, David (2017). Responsive, Water-Soluble Europium(III) Luminescent Probes. Chemistry - A European Journal 23(42): 9974-9989 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley-VCH Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Date accepted:04 May 2017
Date deposited:01 August 2017
Date of first online publication:22 June 2017
Date first made open access:22 June 2018

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