Hydroxylated rhodamines, carbopyronines, silico- and germanorhodamines with absorption maxima in the range of 530–640 nm were prepared and applied in specific labeling of living cells. The direct and high-yielding entry to germa- and silaxanthones tolerates the presence of protected heteroatoms and may be considered for the syntheses of various sila- and germafluoresceins, as well as -rhodols. Application in stimulated emission depletion (STED) fluorescence microscopy revealed a resolution of 50–75 nm in one- and two-color imaging of vimentin-HaloTag fused protein and native tubulin. The established structure–property relationships allow for prediction of the spectral properties and the positions of spirolactone/zwitterion equilibria for the new analogues of rhodamines, carbo-, silico-, and germanorhodamines using simple additive schemes.
Соколов, В. В. (2017). Hydroxylated Fluorescent Dyes for Live-Cell Labeling: Synthesis, Spectra and Super-Resolution STED. Chemistry - A European Journal, 23(50), 12114-12119. [10.1002/chem.201701216]. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201701216