Special Issue "Fluorescent polymers for sensing and imaging"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2019).
Nowadays, all scientists recognize that fluorescent probes play important roles in wide research areas, from chemistry to biology. By combining this fact with specific functional benefits from synthetic polymers, fluorescent polymeric probes are occasionally superior to small organic and inorganic fluorescent (or luminescent) probes in terms of sensitivity, robustness, and multiple functionality. For instance, exceptional sensitivity is conquered by either an amplification effects with concentrated fluorophores in a polymer particle or utilization of a stimulus-responsive polymer. The targets of fluorescent polymeric probes have extended from chemical species (e.g., ions and molecules) to physical parameter (e.g., temperature and viscosity). In addition to an environmental analysis with a glass cuvette or a microplate, biological cells are the spaces where the fluorescent polymeric probes extensively work. The ability to enter living cells and non-cytotoxicity are possible advantages of fluorescent polymeric probes in biological applications.
This Special Issue is a platform for all researches to develop a novel fluorescent polymeric probe and to establish a new analytical method using a conventional fluorescent polymeric probe. Related researches, e.g., fluorometric investigation of functional polymers, are also welcome. Well-balanced review articles with personal viewpoints are another encouraged contribution to the Special Issue.
Dr. Seiichi Uchiyama
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- Live cell imaging