Mi Eun Jun

Pohang University of Science and Technology, Geijitsu, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: A novel approach to suppress the side reactions observed in the reaction-based gold-sensing systems based on the alkyne activation is disclosed. By elevating steric strain around the reaction site, the gold ion promoted ring-opening process in rhodamine-lactam probes is significantly accelerated, which also leads to suppression of those possible side reactions. As a result, the probes show very high sensitivity in addition to excellent selectivity toward gold species. Furthermore, bioimaging of gold species in live cells was demonstrated with a FRET version.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2014 · Organic Letters
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    ABSTRACT: To alleviate side reactions identified in an N-propargyl-rhodamine lactam sensing system, we devised the novel reaction-based sensing scheme for gold species based on the alkynophilicity. A fluorescein (2-ethynyl)benzoate underwent Au(III)-promoted ester hydrolysis selectively over other metal ions with high sensitivity, which accompanies a turn-on fluorescence change in pH 7.4 HEPES buffer. The work offers a versatile reactive moiety for the development of gold probes with improved sensing properties.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2012 · Organic Letters
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    No preview · Article · Nov 2011 · ChemInform
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    Mi Eun Jun · Basab Roy · Kyo Han Ahn
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    ABSTRACT: Chemical probes are valuable tools for the investigation of biochemical processes, diagnosis of disease markers, detection of hazardous compounds, and other purposes. Therefore, the development of chemical probes continues to grow through various approaches with different disciplines and design strategies. Fluorescent probes have received much attention because they are sensitive and easy-to-operate, in general. To realize desired selectivity toward a given analyte, the recognition site of a fluorescent probe is designed in such a way to maximize the binding interactions, usually through weak molecular forces such as hydrogen bonding, toward the analyte over other competing ones. In addition to such a supramolecular approach, the development of fluorescent probes that sense analytes through chemical reactions has witnessed its usefulness for achieving high selectivity, in many cases, superior to that obtainable by the supramolecular approach. Creative incorporations of the reactive groups to latent fluorophores have provided novel chemical probes for various analytes. In this feature article, we overview the recent progress in the development of turn-on fluorescent probes that are operating through chemical reactions triggered by target analytes. Various chemical reactions have been implemented in the development of many reactive probes with very high selectivity and sensitivity toward target analytes. A major emphasis has been focused on the type of chemical reactions utilized, with the hope that further explorations can be made with new chemical reactions to develop reactive probes useful for various applications.
    Preview · Article · May 2011 · Chemical Communications
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    Mi Eun Jun · Kyo Han Ahn
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    ABSTRACT: (Figure presented) A simple yet efficient detection method for palladium species is developed based on a molecular sensing system that undergoes a palladium-catalyzed oxidative addition. A rhodamine B derivative thus developed undergoes the catalytic process triggered by palladium insertion and gives both turn-on fluorescence and color changes. A usefulness of the sensing system is demonstrated by determining the residual palladium contents in a purified sample prepared through a palladium-catalyzed reaction.
    Preview · Article · Jun 2010 · Organic Letters