Sugar sensing based on induced pH changes

Youngmi Kim, Scott A. Hilderbrand, Ralph Weissleder, Ching Hsuan Tung

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A sensory assembly consisting of a pH sensitive NIR dye and an arylboronic acid shows ratiometric absorption changes with increased fluorescence intensity upon addition of sugar in aqueous media; this demonstrates a new signal transduction mechanism for the detection of sugar based on pH changes induced in the microenvironment of the sensory assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2299-2301
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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