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Publication (2011-Present)


Recently, we have been developing novel fluorescence probes, focusing on two photon absorbing materials as well as bio- and nano materials. After synthesizing bioconjugated molecules of therapeutic activity and nano biosensors for early diagnosis of disease, we look for application of bio-imaging and disease diagnosis.

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A General Strategy Toward pH-Resistant Phenolic Fluorophoresfor High-FidelitySensing and Bioimaging Applications

S. Sarkar,* A. Shil, S. Maity, Y. L. Jung, M. Dai, A. Acharya, K. H. Ahn*
Angew. Chem., 2023, XXXX.


Strategies to convert organic fluorophores into red/near-infrared emitting analogues and their utilization in bioimaging probes

M. Dai, Y. J. Yang, S. Sarkar, and K. H. Ahn*

Chem. Soc. Rev.,  2023, XXXX.


Interactive Twin Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonds Enable Bright, S-Blue Emissive, Environment-Insensitive Single-Benzene Fluorophores

S. Sarkar, A. Shil, Y. W. Jun, Y. J. Yang, W. Choi, S. Singha,* and K. H. Ahn*

Adv. Funct. Mater. 2023, 2304507


Cell-Membrane-Localizing Fluorescence Probes for Aminopeptidase N

Y. J. Yang, M. Dai, and K. H. Ahn*

ACS Sens. 2023, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX.


Dissecting the Crosstalk between Bisulfite and Hypochlorous Acid in the Reaction-Based Fluorescence Detection with Dicyanovinyl-Based Probes

H. R. Kim, A. Shil, S. Sarkar*, and K. H. Ahn*

J. Org. Chem. 2023, 88, 5563–5571.


A Small-Molecule Fluorescence Probe for Nuclear ATP

U. Tamima, S. Sarkar, M. R. Islam, A. Shil, K. H. Kim, Y. J. Reo, Y. W. Jun, H. Banna, S. Lee, and K. H. Ahn*

Angew. Chem.Int. Ed. 2023, 62,  e2023005.,


Rapid Point-of-Care Quantification of Human Serum Albumin in Urine Based on Ratiometric Fluorescence Signaling Driven by Intramolecular H-Bonding

S. Sarkar*, A. Shil, Y. L. Jung, S. Singha, and K. H. Ahn*

ACS Sens. 2022, 7, 3790-3799.


Fluorophore Labeling of Proteins: a Versatile Trigger–Release–Conjugation Platform Based on the Quinone Methide Chemistry

Y. L. Jung, S. Sarkar, J. Ha, S. B. Park, K. H. Ahn

Bioconjugate Chem. 2022, 33, 1543–1551.


Discrimination of Invasive Human Skin Tumor Using an Ultrafast ATP–Proton AND-Gate Probe

Y. W. Jun, K. H. Kim, Y. J. Yang, Y. Jung, K. Kim, H. Kim, B. H. Oh,  K. H. Ahn

ACS Sens. 2022, 7, 1068–1074.


A π-Stacking Based Fluorescent Probe for Labeling of Flavin Analogues in Live Cells through Unusual FRET Process

S. Biswas, S. Sarkar, A. Shil, T. S. Demina, K. H. Ahn, and S. Bhuniya

Anal. Chem. 2022, 94, 3494–3500.


A Two-Photon Ratiometric Sensing Platform Based on Solid-State Luminescent Benzocoumarin: Application to Prolonged Bioimaging of Hydrogen Peroxide

H.R. Kim, S. Sarkar, and K. H. Ahn

Chem. Asian J. 2022, 17, e202101317.


Rationally Designed Two-Photon Ratiometric Elastase Probe for Investigating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

S. Sarkar, A. Shil, M. Nandy, S. Singha, Y. J. Reo, Y. J. Yang, and K. H. Ahn

Anal. Chem. 2022, 94, 1373−1381.


Ratiometric Detection of Hypochlorous Acid in Brain Tissues of Neuroinflammation and Maternal Immune Activation Models with a Deep-Red/Near-Infrared Emitting Probe

K. H. Kim, S. J. Kim, S. Singha, Y. J. Yang, S. K. Park and K. H. Ahn

ACS Sens. 20216, 3253–3261.


Environment-insensitive two-photon ratiometric probe for in cellulo quantitative measurement of hydrogen peroxide

S. W. Cho, Y. W. Jun, Y. J. Reo, S. Sarkara and K. H. Ahn

Results in Chemistry 2021, 3, 100117-100122.


Imidazolyl–benzocoumarins as ratiometric fluorescence probes for biologically extreme acidity

H. R. Kim, S. Sarkar, M. Nandy, K. H. Ahn

Spectrochimica acta. Part A, 2021, 248, 119088-119097.


Structurally Compact, Blue–Green–Red Fluorescence Trackers for the Outer Cell Membrane: Zwitterionic (Naphthylvinyl)pyridinium Dyes

Y. J. Reo, S. Sarkar, M. Dai, Y. J. Yang, K. H. Ahn

ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2021, 4, 2089–2096

2020-10(Toward Ratiometric Detection of

Toward Ratiometric Detection of NAD(P)H Quinone Oxidoreductase-1: Benzocoumarin-Based Fluorescent Probes

M. Dai, C. W. Song, Y. J. Yang, H. R Kim, Y. J. Reo, K. H. Ahn

Sens. Actuators B Chem. 2021, 330, 129277-129286.

2020_A Study on Hypoxia Susceptibility o

A Study on Hypoxia Susceptibility of Organ Tissues by Fluorescence Imaging with a Ratiometric Nitroreductase Probe

S. Sarkar, H. Lee, H. G. Ryu, S. Singha, Y. M. Lee, Y. J. Reo, Y. W. Jun, K. H. Kim, W. J. Kim, and K. H. Ahn

ACS Sens., 2021,  6, 148–155.


Electronic Effects on the Depropargylation Process in the Reaction‐based Fluorescent Detection of Palladium Species: Benzocoumarin‐based Ratiometric Sensing Systems

S. W. Cho,  Y. J. Reo, S. Sarkar, and K. H. Ahn

Bull. Korean Chem. Soc., 2021, 42, 135–139.

2020(Development of photo- and chemo-sta

Development of Photo- and Chemo-stable Near-Infrared-Emitting Dyes: Linear-Shape Benzo-Rosol and Its Derivatives as Unique Ratiometric Bioimaging Platforms.

M. Dai, Y. J. Reo, C. W. Song, Y. J. Yang, K. H. Ahn

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 8901-8911.

2020(A benzo [b] xanthene-derived fluore

A benzo[b]xanthene-derived fluorescent probe capable of two-photon ratiometric imaging of lysosomal cysteine with high specificity

U. Tamima, C. W. Song, M. Santra, Y. J. Reo, H. Banna, M. R. Islam, K. H. Ahn

Sens. Actuators B Chem. 2020, 322, 128588-128597.

2020(Synthesis of near‐infrared‐emitting

Synthesis of Near‐Infrared‐Emitting Benzorhodamines and Their Applications to Bioimaging and Photothermal Therapy. 

M. Dai, H. Lee, Y. J. Yang, M. Santra, C. W. Song, Y. W. Jun, Y. J. Reo, W. J. Kim, K. H. Ahn

Chem. Eur. J. 202026, 11549-11557.


Systematic study on discrepancy of fluorescent properties between in solutions and in cells: Super-bright, environment-insensitive benzocoumarin dyes. 

Y. J. Reo, Y. W. Jun, S. W. Cho, J. Jeon, H. Roh, S, Singha, M. Dai, S. Sarkar, H. R. Kim, S. Kim, Y. Jin, Y. L. Jung, Y. J. Yang , C. Ban, J. Joo, K. H. Ahn

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 10556-10559.

2020(Cell-Membrane-Localizing, Two-Photo

Cell-Membrane-Localizing, Two-Photon Probe for Ratiometric Imaging of γ-Glutamyl Transpeptidase in Cancerous Cells and Tissues

Y. J. Reo, M. Dai, Y. J. Yang, K. H. Ahn

Anal. Chem. 2020, 92, 18, 12678–12685.

2020(Bent Benzocoumarin Dyes that Fluore

Bent‐Benzocoumarin Dyes that Fluoresce in Solution and in Solid State and Their Application to Bioimaging. 

M. Dai, S. Sarkar, C. W. Song, Y. J. Reo, Y. J. Yang, K. H. Ahn

ChemPhotoChem. 2020, 4, 721-728.

2020-1(A caveat to common hemicyanine dy

A Caveat to Common Hemicyanine Dye Components and Its Resolution. 

H. J. Park, C. W. Song, S. Sarkar, Y. W. Jun, Y. J. Reo, M. Dai, K. H. Ahn 

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 7025-7028.

2019(Frontiers in Probing Alzheimer’s Di

Frontiers in Probing Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers with Fluorescent Small-Molecules.

Y. W. Jun, S. W. Cho, J. Jung, Y. Huh, Y. Kim, D. Kim, K. H. Ahn

ACS Cent. Sci. 2019, 5, 209-217.

2019(Ratiometric Imaging of γ-Glutamyl T

Ratiometric Imaging of γ-Glutamyl Transpeptidase Unperturbed by pH, Polarity, and Viscosity Changes: A Benzocoumarin-Based Two-Photon Fluorescent Probe.

Y. J. Reo, Y. W. Jun, S. Sarkar, M. Dai, K. H. Ahn

Anal. Chem. 2019, 91, 14101-14108.

2019(Far-rednear-infrared emitting, two-

Far-red/near-infrared emitting, two-photon absorbing, and bio-stable amino-Si-pyronin dyes

K. H. Kim, S. Singha, Y. W. Jun, Y. J. Reo, H. R. Kim, H. G. Ryu, S. Bhuniab, K. H. Ahn

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 9028-9037.

2019(An Endeavor in the Reaction-Based A

An Endeavor in the Reaction-Based Approach to Fluorescent Probes for Biorelevant Analytes: Challenges and Achievements,  

S. Singha, Y. W. Jun, S. Sarkar, K. H. Ahn

Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 2571-2581.

2019(Modified Isoindolediones as Bright

Modified Isoindolediones as Bright Fluorescent Probes for Cell and Tissue Imaging

O. Vakuliuk, Y. W. Jun, K. Vygranenko, G. Clermont, Y. J. Reo, M. Blanchard-Desce, K. H. Ahn

Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 13354-13362.

2019(Ratiometric fluorescence detection

Ratiometric fluorescence detection of Cu(II) with a keto-dipicolylamine ligand: A mechanistic implication

S. W. Cho, A. S. Rao, S. Bhunia, Y. J. Reo, S. Singha, K. H. Ahn

Sens. Actuators B Chem. 2019, 279, 204-212.

2019(A Benzopyronin-Based Two-Photon Flu

A Benzopyronin-Based Two-Photon Fluorescent Probe for Ratiometric Imaging of Lysosomal Bisulfite with Complete Spectral Separation

U. Tamima, M. Santra, C. W. Song. Y. J. Reo, K. H. Ahn 

Anal. Chem. 2019, 91, 10779-10785.

2019(A rationally designed polarity–visc

A rationally designed polarity-viscosity sensitive probe for imaging lipid droplets

C. W. Song, U. Tamima, Y. J. Reo, M. Dai, S. Sarkar, K. H. Ahn 

Dyes. Pigm. 2019, 171, 107718-107725.

2019(Molecular Probes for Fluorescence I

Molecular Probes for Fluorescent Imaging of ATP in Cell and Tissue

Y. W. Jun, S. Sarkar, K. H. Kim, K. H, Ahn 

ChemPhotoChem. 2019, 3, 214-219.


A Ratiometric Two-Photon Fluorescent Probe for Tracking Lysosomal ATP: Direct In Cellulo Observation of Lysosomal Membrane Fusion Processes

Y. W. Jun, T. Wang, S. Hwang, D. Kim, D. Ma, K. H. Kim, S. Kim, J. Jung, K. H, Ahn 

Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57,10142 –10147.

2018(A benzocoumarin based two-photon fl

A benzocoumarin based two-photon fluorescent probe for ratiometric detection of bisulfite

Tamima, U.; Singha, S.; Kim, H. R.; Reo, Y. J.; Jun, Y. W.; Das, A.; Ahn, K. H. 

Sens. Actuators B Chem. 2018, 277, 576-583.

2018(Two-photon absorbing 8-hydroxy-benz

Two-photon absorbing 8-hydroxy-benzo[g]coumarins with giant Stokes shifts: An environment-insensitive dye platform for probing biomolecules

Sarkar, S.; Santra, M.; Singha, S.; Jun, Y. W.; Reo, Y. J.; Kim, H. R.; Ahn, K. H

J Mater Chem B, 2018, 6, 4446-4452.

2018(Dual probing of redox species, NAD(

Dual probing of redox species, NAD(P)H and HOCl, with a benzo[a]phenoxazine-based far red-emitting dye

Santra, M.; Sarkar, S.; Jun, Y. W.; Reo Y. J.; Ahn, K. H. 

Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 3210-3213.

2018(Exploration of Molecular Shape-Depe

Exploration of Molecular Shape-Dependent Luminescence Behavior: Fluorogenic Organic Nanoparticles Based on Bent Shaped Excited-State Intramolecular Proton-Transfer Dyes

Santra, M.; Jun, Y. W.; Reo, Y. J.; Sarkar, S.; Choi, W.; Kwon, J. E.; Park S. Y.; Ahn, K. H. 

ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2018, 1,136-145.

2018(Bidirectional Solvatofluorochromism

Bidirectional Solvatofluorochromism of a Pyrrolo[3,2-B]pyrrole–diketopyrrolopyrrole Hybrid

Ryu, H. G.; Mayther, M. F.;  Tamayo, J.; Azarias, C.; Espinoza, E. M.; Banasiewicz, M. ; Łukasiewicz, Ł. G.; Poronik, Y. M.;  Jeżewski, A.; Clark, J.; Derr, J. B.; Ahn, K. H.;  Gryko, D. T.; Jacquemin D.; Vullev, V. I. 

J Phys Chem C, 2018, 122, 13424-13434.

2017(two photon fluorescent probe for hy

Two-photon fluorescent probe for hydrogen sulfide based on a red-emitting benzocoumarin dye

Ryu, H. G.; Singha, S.; Jun, Y. W.; Reo, Y. J.; Ahn, K. H. 

Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 49-53.

2018(Amino Acid Restriction Triggers Ang

Amino Acid Restriction Triggers Angiogenesis via GCN2/ATF4 Regulation of VEGF and H2S Production

Longchamp, A.; Mirabella, T.; Arduini, A.; MacArthur, M. R.; Das, A. Treviño-Villarreal , J. H.; Hine, C.; Ben-Sahra, I.; Knudsen, N. H.; Brace, L. E.; Reynolds, J.; Mejia, P.;  Tao, M.; Sharma, G.; Wang, R.; Corpataux, J. M.; Haefliger, J. A.; Ahn, K. H,; Lee, C.; Manning, B. D.; Sinclair, D. A.; Chen, C. S.; Ozaki, C. K.; Mitchell J. R. 

Cell, 2018, 173, 117-129.

2017(Addressing the autofluorescence iss

Addressing the Autofluorescence Issue in Deep Tissue Imaging by Two-Photon Microscopy: Significance of Far-Red Emitting Dyes

Y. W. Jun, H. R. Kim, Y. J. Reo, M. Dai, and K. H. Ahn

Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 7696-7704.

2017(Fluorescent Labeling of Protein Usi

Fluorescent Labeling of Protein Using Blue-Emitting 8-Amino-BODIPY Derivatives

Kim, D.; Ma, D.; Kim, M.; Jung, Y.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, C.; Cho, S. W.; Park, S.; Huh,  Y.; Jung, J.; Ahn, K. H.

J. Fluoresc.  2017, 27, 2231-2238. 


Cardioprotective effect of the sdf-1α/cxcr4 axis in ischemic postconditioning in isolated rat hearts

Kim, J. S.; Jang Y.; Kim, J. H.; Park, Y. H.; Hwang, S. A.; Kim, J.; Lee, S. R.; Xu, Z.; Ban, C. Ahn, K. H.; Chun, K. J. 

Korean. Circ. J. 2017, 47, 949-9959, 2017

2017(a two photon fluorescent probe for

A Two-Photon Fluorescent Probe for Ratiometric Imaging of Endogenous Hypochlorous Acid in Live Cells and Tissues

Jun, Y. W.; Sarkar, S.; Singha, S.; Reo, Y. J.; Kim, H. R.; Kim, J. J.;  Chang, Y. T.;  Ahn, K. H. 

Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 10800-10803.

2017(Two-Photon In Vivo Imaging with Por

Two-Photon In Vivo Imaging with Porous Silicon Nanoparticle

Kim, D.; Kang, D. J.; Wang, T.; Ryu, H. G.; Zuidema, J. M.; Joo, J.; Kim, M.; Huh, Y.; Jung, J.; Ahn, K. H.; Kim, K. H.; Sailor, M. J. 

Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1703309.

2017(fluorescent labeling of lysine resi

Fluorescent Labeling of Lysine Residues in Protein Using 8-Thiomethyl-BODIPY

Kim, D.; Cho, S. W.; Jun, Y. W.; Ahn, K. H. 

B Korean Chem. Soc. 2017, 38, 995–996.

2017(Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis Regulat

Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis Regulates Hydrogen Sulfide Production. 

Hine, C.; Kim, H.-J.; Zhu, Y.; Harputlugil, E.; Longchamp, A.; Matos, M. S.; Ramadoss, P.; Bauerle, K.; Brace, L.; Asara, J. M.; Ozaki, C. K.; Cheng, S.; Singha, S.; Ahn, K. H.; Kimmelman, A.; Fisher, F. M.; Pissios, P.; Withers, D. J.; Selman, C.; Wang, R.; Yen, K.; Longo, V. D.; Cohen, P.; Bartke, A.; Kopchick, J. J.; Miller, R.; Hollenberg, A. N.; Mitchell, J. R. 

Cell Metab. 2017,  25, 1320-1333.

2017(Symmetry Breaking in Pyrrolo[3,2-B]

Symmetry Breaking in Pyrrolo[3,2-B]Pyrroles: Synthesis, Solvatofluorochromism and Two-Photon Absorption

Łukasiewicz, Ł. G.; Ryu, H. G.; Mikhaylov, A.; Azarias, C.; Banasiewicz, M.; Kozankiewicz, B.; Ahn, K. H.; Jacquemin, D.; Rebane, A.; Gryko, D. T.

Chem. Asian J. 2017, 12, 1736–1748. 

2017(A sensitive fluorescent probe for t

A Sensitive Fluorescent Probe for the Polar Solvation Dynamics at Protein–Surfactant Interfaces

Singh, P.; Choudhury, S.; Singha, S.; Jun, Y.; Chakraborty, S.; Sengupta, J.; Das, R.; Ahn, K. H..; Pal, S. K.

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017,  19, 12237–12245.

2017(Ratiometric Fluorescence Detection

Ratiometric Fluorescence Detection of Anthrax Biomarker with Eu(III)-EDTA Functionalized Mixed Poly(Diacetylene) Liposomes

Seo, H.; Singha, S.; Ahn, K. H. 

Asian J. Org. Chem. 2017, 6, 1257–1263.

2017(Ratiometic imaging of tissue by two

Ratiometric Imaging of Tissue by Two-Photon Microscopy: Observation of a High Level of Formaldehyde around Mouse Intestinal Crypts

Singha, S.; Jun, Y. W.; Bae, J.; Ahn, K. H. 

Anal. Chem. 2017, 89, 3724–3731.

2017(water-soluble pyrrolo[3,2,-b]pyrrol

Water-Soluble Pyrrolo[3,2-B]Pyrroles: Synthesis, Luminescence and Two-Photon Cellular Imaging Properties.

Santra, M.; Jun, Y. W.; Bae, J.; Sarkar, S.; Choi, W.; Gryko, D. T.; Ahn, K. H. 

Asian J. Org. Chem. 2017, 6, 278–281.

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Lavender Violet, Blue and Pink: A New Type of Benzo[ a ]Phenoxazine-Based Dipolar, Red-Emitting Dyes

Santra, M.; Jun, Y. W.; Reo, Y. J.; Sarkar, S.; Ahn, K. H. 

Dyes Pigm. 2017,  142, 161–166.

2016(Fine-tuning of CD8+ T cell mitochon

Fine-Tuning of CD8 + T Cell Mitochondrial Metabolism by the Respiratory Chain Repressor MCJ Dictates Protection to Influenza Virus

Champagne, D. P.; Hatle, K. M.; Fortner, K. A.; D’Alessandro, A.; Thornton, T. M.; Yang, R.; Torralba, D.; Tomás-Cortázar, J.; Jun, Y. W.; Ahn, K. H.; Hansen, K. C.; Haynes, L.; Anguita, J.; Rincon, M.

Immunity, 2016, 44, 1299–1311.

2016(Detection of Ciprofloxacin in Urine

Detection of Ciprofloxacin in Urine through Sensitized Lanthanide Luminescence

Singha, S.; Ahn, K. H.

Sensors, 2016, 16, 2065. 

2016-3(A fluorescent probe for bisulfite

A Fluorescent Probe for Bisulfite Ions: Its Application to Two-Photon Tissue Imaging.

Agarwalla, H.; Pal, S.; Paul, A.; Jun, Y. W.; Bae, J.; Ahn, K. H.; Srivastava, D. N.; Das, A.

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, 4, 7888–7894.

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A Dipolar Anthracene Dye: Synthesis, Optical Properties and Two-Photon Tissue Imaging.

Moon, H.; Jun, Y. W.; Kim, D.; Ryu, H. G.; Wang, T.; Kim, K. H.; Huh, Y.; Jung, J.; Ahn, K. H.

Chem. Asian J. 2016, 11, 2518–2523.

2016(thrmally induced silane dehydrocoup

Thermally Induced Silane Dehydrocoupling on Silicon Nanostructures

Kim, D.; Joo, J.; Pan, Y.; Boarino, A.; Jun, Y. W.; Ahn, K. H.; Arkles, B.; Sailor, M. J.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6423–6427.

2016(dipolar dyes with pyrrolo[2,3-b]qui

Dipolar Dyes with a Pyrrolo[2,3-b]Quinoxaline Skeleton Containing a Cyano Group and a Bridged Tertiary Amino Group: Synthesis, Solvatofluorochromism, and Bioimaging

Łukasiewicz, Ł. G.; Deperasińska, I.; Poronik, Y. M.; Jun, Y. W.; Banasiewicz, M.; Kozankiewicz, B.; Ahn, K. H.; Gryko, D. T.

Chem. Asian J. 2016,  11, 1718–1724.

2016(close correlation of monoamine oxid

Close Correlation of Monoamine Oxidase Activity with Progress of Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice, Observed by in Vivo Two-Photon Imaging

D. K. Kim, S. H. Baik, S. Kang, S. W. Cho, J. Bae, M.-Y. Cha, M. J. Sailor, I. Mook-Jung, and K. H. Ahn

ACS Cent. Sci. 2016, 2, 12, 967–975

2016-1(A two-photon fluorescent probe fo

A Two-Photon Fluorescent Probe for Lysosomal Zinc Ions

Lee, H.-J.; Cho, C.-W.; Seo, H.; Singha, S.; Jun, Y. W.; Lee, K.-H.; Jung, Y.; Kim, K.-T.; Park, S.; Bae, S. C.; Ahn, K. H.

Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 124–127.

2016-2(Shape-selective, stoichiometric s

Shape-Selective, Stoichiometric Sensing of Fatty Acids with a Mixed Polydiacetylene Liposome

Cho, Y.-S.; Ma, D. H.; Ahn, K. H.

J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 2871–2876. 


Two-Photon Absorbing Dyes with Minimal Autofluorescence in Tissue Imaging: Application to in Vivo Imaging of Amyloid‑β Plaques with a Negligible Background Signal

D. Kim, H. Moon, S. H. Baik, S. Singha, Y. W. Jun, T. Wang, K. H. Kim, B. S. Park, J. Jung, I. Mook-Jung, K. H. Ahn.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 6781−6789.

2015(Preparation of luminescent lanthani

Preparation of Luminescent Lanthanide Polymers by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization

Yoon, M. S.; Santra, M.; Ahn, K. H.

Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 5573–5577.

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A structural remedy toward bright dipolar fluorophores in aqueous media

Singha, S; Kim, D; Roy, B.; Sambasivan, S; Moon, H.; Rao, A. S.; Kim, J. Y.;  Joo, T.*; Park, J. W.; Rhee, Y. M.*; Wang, T.; Kim, K. H.; Shin, Y. H.; Jung, J.*; Ahn, K. H.*

Chem. Sci., 20156, 4335–4342.

2015(fluorescence sensing systems for go

Fluorescence Sensing Systems for Gold and Silver Species

Singha, S.; Kim, D.; Seo, H.; Cho, S. W.; Ahn, K. H.

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015, 44, 4367–4399.

2015(π-Expanded coumarins synthesis, opt

π-Expanded Coumarins: Synthesis, Optical Properties and Applications

Tasior, M.; Kim, D.; Singha, S.; Krzeszewski, M.; Ahn, K. H.; Gryko, D. T.

J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, 3, 1421–1446.

2015(Ratiometric fluorescence detection

Ratiometric Fluorescence Detection of Cysteine and Homocysteine with a BODIPY Dye by Mimicking the Native Chemical Ligation

Ma, D. H.; Kim, D.; Seo, E.; Lee, S.-J.; Ahn, K. H.

Analyst, 2015, 140, 422–427.

2015(An FITC‐BODIPY FRET Couple Applicat

An FITC-BODIPY FRET Couple: Application to Selective, Ratiometric Detection and Bioimaging of Cysteine

Ma, D. H.; Kim, D.; Akisawa, T.; Lee, K.-H.; Kim, K.-T.; Ahn, K. H. 

Chem. Asian J. 2015, 10, 894–902.

2015(toward a selective sensitive fast-r

Toward a Selective, Sensitive, Fast-Responsive, and Biocompatible Two-Photon Probe for Hydrogen Sulfide in Live Cells

Singha, S.; Kim, D.; Moon, H.; Wang, T.; Kim, K. H.; Shin, Y. H.; Jung, J.; Seo, E.; Lee, S.-J.; Ahn, K. H.

Anal. Chem. 2015, 87, 1188–1195.

2014(Synthesis of benzocoumarins and cha

Synthesis of Benzocoumarins and Characterization of Their Photophysical Properties

Kim, D.; Xuan, Q. P.; Moon, H.; Jun, Y. W.; Ahn, K. H.

Asian J. Org. Chem. 2014, 3 , 1089–1096.

2014(molecular shape dependent luminesce

Molecular-Shape-Dependent Luminescent Behavior of Dye Aggregates: Bent versus Linear Benzocoumarins

Moon, H.; Xuan, Q. P.; Kim, D.; Kim, Y.; Park, J. W.; Lee, C. H.; Kim, H.-J.; Kawamata, A.; Park, S. Y.; Ahn, K. H.

Cryst. Growth Des. 2014, 14, 6613–6619. 

2014(Fluorescent Probes for Analysis and

Fluorescent Probes for Analysis and Imaging of Monoamine Oxidase Activity

Kim, Dokyoung; Jun, Yong Woong; Ahn, K. H.

B. Korean Chem. Soc. 2014, 35, 1269–1274. 

2014(Recent development of two-photon fl

Recent Development of Two-Photon Fluorescent Probes for Bioimaging

Kim, D.; Ryu, H. G.; Ahn, K. H.

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 4550–4566.

2014(Ground-state elevation approach to

Ground-State Elevation Approach To Suppress Side Reactions in Gold-Sensing Systems Based on Alkyne Activation

Seo, H.; Jun, M. E.; Ranganathan, K.; Lee, K.-H.; Kim, K.-T.; Lim, W.; Rhee, Y. M.; Ahn, K. H.

Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 1374–1377. 

2013(Turn‐on fluorescence detection of a

Turn-On Fluorescence Detection of Apoptotic Cells Using a Zinc(II)-Dipicolylamine-Functionalized Poly(Diacetylene) Liposome

Cho, Y.-S.; Kim, K. M.; Lee, D.; Kim, W. J.; Ahn, K. H.

Chem. Asian J. 2013, 8, 755–759.


A Novel Method Using an Acedan-Based Zn(DPA) Probe to Monitor ATP Localization in an in Vivo System

Lee, S. J.; Rao, A. S.; Shin, Y. H.; Chung, H.-J.; Huh, Y.; Ahn, K. H.; Jung, J.

J Mol. Hist. 2012, 44, 241–247.

2013(Molecular interactions between char

Molecular Interactions between Charged Macromolecules: Colorimetric Detection and Quantification of Heparin with a Polydiacetylene Liposome

Cho, Y.-S.; Ahn, K. H.

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 1182.

2013(Two-photon probes based on arylsulf

Two-Photon Probes Based on Arylsulfonyl Azides: Fluorescence Detection and Imaging of Biothiols

Singha, S.; Kim, D.; Rao, A. S.; Wang, T.; Kim, K. H.; Lee, K.-H.; Kim, K.-T.; Ahn, K. H.

Dyes Pigm. 2013, 99, 308–315.

2012(Studies on acedan-based mononuclear

Studies on Acedan-Based Mononuclear Zinc Complexes toward Selective Fluorescent Probes for Pyrophosphate

Rao, A. S.; Singha, S.; Choi, W.; Ahn, K. H.

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 8410.

2012(In vivo two-photon fluorescent imag

In Vivo Two-Photon Fluorescent Imaging of Fluoride with a Desilylation-Based Reactive Probe

Kim, D.; Singha, S.; Wang, T.; Seo, E.; Lee, J. H.; Lee, S.-J.; Kim, K. H.; Ahn, K. H. 

Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10243.

2012(A reaction-based sensing scheme for

A Reaction-Based Sensing Scheme for Gold Species: Introduction of a (2-Ethynyl)Benzoate Reactive Moiety

Seo, H.; Jun, M. E.; Egorova, O. A.; Lee, K.-H.; Kim, K.-T.; Ahn, K. H.

Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 5062–5065.

2012(Synthesis of π‐Extended Coumarins a

Synthesis of π-Extended Coumarins and Evaluation of Their Precursors as Reactive Fluorescent Probes for Mercury Ions

Kim, I.; Kim, D.; Sambasivan, S.; Ahn, K. H.

Asian J. Org. Chem. 2012, 1, 60–64.

2012(Reaction-based two-photon probes fo

Reaction-Based Two-Photon Probes for in Vitro Analysis and Cellular Imaging of Monoamine Oxidase Activity

Kim, D.; Sambasivan, S.; Nam, H.; Hean Kim, K.; Yong Kim, J.; Joo, T.; Lee, K.-H.; Kim, K.-T.; Ahn, K. H.

Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6833-6835.

2012(Dramatic Substituent Effects on the

Dramatic Substituent Effects on the Photoluminescence of Boron Complexes of 2-(Benzothiazol-2-Yl)Phenols

Santra, M.; Moon, H.; Park, M.-H.; Lee, T.-W.; Kim, Y. K.; Ahn, K. H.

Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 9886–9893.

2012(A BODIPY-based reactive probe for r

A BODIPY-Based Reactive Probe for Ratiometric Fluorescence Sensing of Mercury Ions

Kim, D.; Yamamoto, K.; Ahn, K. H.

Tetrahedron, 2012, 68, 5279–5282.

2012(A turn-on two-photon fluorescent pr

A Turn-on Two-Photon Fluorescent Probe for ATP and ADP

A. S. Rao, A.; Kim, D.; Nam, H.; Jo, H.; Kim, K. H.; Ban, C.; Ahn, K. H.

Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 3206-3208.

2012(Reaction-based two-photon probes fo

Reaction-Based Two-Photon Probes for Mercury Ions: Fluorescence Imaging with Dual Optical Windows

Rao, A. S.; Kim, D.; Wang, T.; Kim, K. H.; Hwang, S.; Ahn, K. H.

Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 2598–2601.


Stromal Cell Derived Factor-1 (SDF-1) Targeting Reperfusion Reduces Myocardial Infarction in Isolated Rat Hearts

Jang, Y.-H.; Kim, J.-H.; Ban, C.; Ahn, K. H.; Cheong, J.-H.; Kim, H.-H.; Kim, J.-S.; Park, Y.-H.; Kim, J.; Chun, K.-J.; Lee, G.-H.; Kim, M.; Kim, C.; Xu, Z.

Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2011, 30, 264–272.

2011(Free Radical Polymerization Initiat

Free Radical Polymerization Initiated and Controlled by Visible Light Photocatalysis at Ambient Temperature

Zhang, G.; Song, I. Y.; Ahn, K. H.; Park, T.; Choi, W. Zhang, G.; Song, I. Y.; Ahn, K. H.; Park, T.; Choi, W.

Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 7594–7599. 

2011(Nanoparticle-based indicator-displa

Nanoparticle-Based Indicator-Displacement Assay for Pyrophosphate

Oh, D. J.; Kim, K. M.; Ahn, K. H. 

Chem. Asian J. 2011, 6, 2034–2039.

2011(Competition Assay of Thymidine Phos

Competition Assay of Thymidine Phosphates with a (Zn2+-Cyclen)-Lumazine Ensemble

Kim, Kyung-Mi; Oh, Dong-Ju; Ahn, K. H.

B Korean Chem. Soc. 2011, 32, 3133–3136.

2011(A “Reactive” Ratiometric Fluorescen

A “Reactive” Ratiometric Fluorescent Probe for Mercury Species 

Santra, M.; Roy, B.; Ahn, K. H.

Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 3422–3425.

2011(Characterization of Vinylgold Inter

Characterization of Vinylgold Intermediates: Gold-Mediated Cyclization of Acetylenic Amides

Egorova, O. A.; Seo, H.; Kim, Y.; Moon, D.; Rhee, Y. M.; Ahn, K. H.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 11446–11450.

2011(Zinc (II)‐Dipicolylamine‐Functional

Zinc(II)-Dipicolylamine-Functionalized Polydiacetylene-Liposome Microarray: A Selective and Sensitive Sensing Platform for Pyrophosphate Ions

Kim, K. M.; Oh, D. J.; Ahn, K. H.

Chem. Asian J. 2010, 6, 122–127.

2011(turn-on fluorescent sensing with re

“Turn-on” Fluorescent Sensing with “Reactive” Probes. 

Jun, M. E.; Roy, B.; Ahn, K. H.

Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 7583.

2011(Mononuclear Zn(II)- and Cu(II)-comp

Mononuclear Zn(Ii)- and Cu(Ii)-Complexes of a Hydroxynaphthalene-Derived Dipicolylamine: Fluorescent Sensing Behaviours toward Pyrophosphate Ions

Roy, B.; Rao, A. S.; Ahn, K. H.

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2011, 9, 7774-7779.

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