Special Issue "Small Molecule Near Infrared Contrast Agents: Synthesis and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: organic synthesis; heterocyclic chemistry; fluorescent probes; NIR contrast agents; metal sensors; microwave synthesis; biomedical applications; bioanalytical applications
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: NIR and SWIR Contrast Agents for Theragnostic Applications
Special Issue in Molecules: Synthesis of Small Molecules Fluorescent Probes and Their Applications from Sensing to Imaging
Near-Infrared (NIR) absorbing fluorophores have become important as diagnostic and therapeutic agents in the field of tumor research, with the number of related publications having skyrocketed throughout the last few years. The utilization of the NIR spectral region (650–900 nm) is advantageous due to the inherently lower background interference, which makes it well suited for techniques analyzing high complexity samples and for many applications.
This Special Issue is focusing on “Small Molecule NIR Contrast Agents” within topic-related chapters, dealing with all aspects, such as synthesis, structure, complexity, optical properties, reactivity, stability and applications in material science, imaging, biomedical, and bioanalytical applications. Review articles by experts in the field will also be welcome.
Prof. Maged Henary
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- synthesis of NIR contrast agents
- optical properties, reactivity, and stability of NIR fluorophores
- NIR fluorophores interaction with Biomolecules
- NIR Fluorescent sensors (metals, enzymatic, etc.)
- biomedical applications
- bioanalytical applications
- biomolecular imaging (NIR for image-guided surgery)