A series of geometrically well-defined cationic fluorophores were designed based on molecular mechanics. They contain biaryl linkers to impart rigidity preventing intramolecular folding between a conjugated biomolecule and fluorophore. All probes have absorption and emission maxima within 20 nm from Texas Red, as predicted by TDDFT calculations and validated experimentally.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Process Chemistry and Technology