Spectrally resolved confocal microscopy using lanthanide centred near-IR emission

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Zhiyu Liao, Manuel Tropiano, Konstantins Mantulnikovs, Stephen Faulkner, Tom André Jos Vosch, Thomas Just Sørensen

The narrow, near infrared (NIR) emission from lanthanide ions has attracted great interest, particularly with regard to developing tools for bioimaging, where the long lifetimes of lanthanide excited states can be exploited to address problems arising from autofluorescence and sample transparency. Despite the promise of lanthanide-based probes for near-IR imaging, few reports on their use are present in the literature. Here, we demonstrate that images can be recorded by monitoring NIR emission from lanthanide complexes using detectors, optical elements and a microscope that were primarily designed for the visible part of the spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Communications
Volume51
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)2372-2375
Number of pages4
ISSN1359-7345
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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