Visible Light-Activated Biocompatible Photo-CORM for CO-release with Colorimetric and Fluorometric Dual Response
in: Polyhedron (2019)
We introduce a colorimetric as well as fluorometric dual response CO-releasing molecule as Mn(I) tricarbonyl complex with a nitrobenzodiazole (NBD) fluorophore. DFT and TD-DFT studies corroborate that extended conjugation in the principal ligand frame will help to release CO at low energy radiation. A very low toxicity of NBD-CORM was observed against LX-2 and HepaRG® human cell lines.