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Special Issue "Luminescent/Colorimetric Probes and Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: fluorescence; FLIM; photochemistry; photobiology
Interests: photochemistry; photobiology; luminescence; reactive oxygen species; targeted drug delivery; photovoltaic solar cells
The recognition of environmentally and, especially, biologically relevant species such asanions, cations, thiols, and essential cellular components to detect diseases and so on, has been an important area of research in recent years. Luminescent and colorimetric probes as sensors have attracted much attention because of their advantages, such as their high selectivity and sensitivity, non-destruction of the sample, prompt detection of analytes, low-cost, simplicity, and naked-eye detection (in the case of colorimetric probes).
Compared with other analytical tools, fluorescent and colorimetric probes have made enormous progress during recent decades. For example, in the biological field, where imaging plays a big role, recent progress is focussed on near IR (NIR) and two-photon fluorescent probes, as well as on luminescent long-wavelength probes, because of the low scattering of excitation and emission light, low levels of autofluorescence in most biological systems, and less disturbance and photodamage caused to cells and living organisms.
This Special Issue aims at presenting the latest technologies and methodologies that have been developed in fluorescence and colorimetric fields. The included topics are as follows:
- Colorimetric/luminescent sensors towards metal cations, anions, and biomolecules
- Fluorescent biosensors
- Internal charge transfer (ICT)-based fluorescent sensors
- Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET)-based fluorescent sensors
- Excited-state intra-/extra-molecular proton transfer (ESPT)-based fluorescent sensors
- Aggregation-induced enhancement (AIE)-based fluorescent sensors
- Photo-induced electron transfer (PET)-based fluorescent sensors
- Chelation-enhancedfluorescentsensors (CHEF)
Dr. Luis Crovetto
Dr.Franco M. Cabrerizo
Dr.Juan Antonio González Vera
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