The recent emergence of optical imaging has brought forth a unique challenge for chemists: development of new biocompatible dyes that fluoresce in the near-infrared (NIR) region for optimal use in biomedical applications. This review describes the synthesis of NIR dyes and the design of probes capable of noninvasively imaging molecular events in small animal models.
Keywords: Cyanine, fluorescence, FRET, imaging, optical, probe, rhodamine, near-infrared (NIR) region, near-infrared (NIR) dyes, Fluorescent Dyes, Cyanine Dyes
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Published on: 01 March, 2012
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