In this work we explore the interaction of HS- with a family of fluorescent zinc complexes. In particular we selected a family of complexes with N,O-bidentate ligands aiming at assessing whether the zinc-chelating ligand plays a role in influencing the reactivity of HS- with the complexes under investigation. Different experiments, performed by diverse spectroscopic techniques, provide evidence that HS- binds the zinc center of all the complexes included in this study. The results highlight the potential of the devised systems to be used as HS-/H2S fluorescent sensors via a coordinative-based approach. To shed light on the species formed in solution when HS-/H2S interacts with the title complexes and aiming to rationalize the photophysical properties of the sensing constructs, we performed a computational analysis based on the time dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT). Preliminary bio-imaging experiments were also performed and the results indicate the potential of this class of compounds as probes for the detection of H2S in living cells. This journal is

Imidazo-pyridine-based zinc(ii) complexes as fluorescent hydrogen sulfide probes

Strianese M.
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Guarnieri D.;Lamberti M.;Pellecchia C.
2021-01-01

Abstract

In this work we explore the interaction of HS- with a family of fluorescent zinc complexes. In particular we selected a family of complexes with N,O-bidentate ligands aiming at assessing whether the zinc-chelating ligand plays a role in influencing the reactivity of HS- with the complexes under investigation. Different experiments, performed by diverse spectroscopic techniques, provide evidence that HS- binds the zinc center of all the complexes included in this study. The results highlight the potential of the devised systems to be used as HS-/H2S fluorescent sensors via a coordinative-based approach. To shed light on the species formed in solution when HS-/H2S interacts with the title complexes and aiming to rationalize the photophysical properties of the sensing constructs, we performed a computational analysis based on the time dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT). Preliminary bio-imaging experiments were also performed and the results indicate the potential of this class of compounds as probes for the detection of H2S in living cells. This journal is
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