Luminescent Lanthanide Labels

Author(s): Loic J. Charbonniere.

Journal Name: Current Inorganic Chemistry (Discontinued)

Volume 1 , Issue 1 , 2011


This chapter describes the properties of luminescent lanthanide complexes that can be used in biological solutions for luminescence based labelling applications. The particular photo-physical specifications of this family of luminescent labels will be described, followed by the chemical and physico-chemical requirements necessary to reach high luminescence and good labelling activity. Following these criteria, examples of the literature will be detailed, following a classification based on the chemically activated function used in the labelling process.

Keywords: Lanthanide labels, bioconjugation, spectroscopic properties, microscopy, europium, terbium, N-hydroxySuccinimide (NHS), fluoro-immunoassays, Electronic transitions

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Year: 2011
Page: [2 - 16]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/1877944111101010002

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